Bushy Creek Reserve Playspace
Sculpture by Nicholas Dunand
Big bench, children's picnic table and cast concrete gum nuts
Preserving and enhancing the indigenous vegetation on the site at Bushy Creek Reserve was key to this design for Whitehorse City Council.
The playspace was reshaped to develop a grassed area for picnics and ball play, and is complemented by a winding trail with challenges for scooters and tricycles.
The equipment genuinely does cater for all ages, and encourages imaginative and social play within a relatively small area.
Constructed with subtle colours including rust, timber and pebbles, it is a quiet but engaging place for the local community.
It builds on the existing redgum totems with steel sculptures by Nicholas Dunand, and a musical element by Kim Bowman.
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