Craft Your Park

Finn street O'Connor: ACT

  • Landscape Architectural consultation, stakeholder coordination, master plan design, technical documentation, and construction administration services
  • Client: ACT Government 
  • Total Project Value: $100,000
  • Project Timeline: 2016-2017
  • Media/ Awards: AILA Website

SPACELAB consulted community groups and stakeholders early and throughout the project to gather ideas of what the community wanted to see in their local park, with the key goal of nature play.


From the ideas, SPACELAB developed sketches and a master plan which underwent several rounds of community consultation and review by TCCS. The Master Plan consists of zones such as an amphitheatre, dry creek bed, materials shop, and outdoor classroom, all built from natural materials. Glascott Landscape & Civil were involved from project conception to handover and joined SPACELAB and a team of community members on planting day at the park.


SPACELAB balanced the government-granted budget with the generous donations of the community, including logs recycled from the Northbourne Avenue median trees, aboriginal bush tucker plants, and orchard fruit trees.


SPACELAB are pleased to have been the link between community, the ACT Government, and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in the promotion of nature play within the ACT.