Nature Play WA is committed to getting kids out into nature, and physically active in unstructured play. So we were really excited to hear about a great initiative from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) to regenerate parks and play spaces that are in need of a little TLC.
Launching this week, My Park Rules, a national competition driven by the AILA in collaboration with the 202020 Vision, will encourage school groups, parents and communities to submit their under-loved park for a transformation and a greener future. State finalists will be announced by a panel of judges, including renowned landscape architects Sacha Coles and Mary Jeavons, environmental scientist and landscape designer Josh Byrnes, and Lucy Turnbull AO.
The 202020 Vision aims to create 20% more green space in our urban areas by 2020, and with support from business, government, developers, higher education, NGOs, community groups and the horticulture industry, there's a huge amount of support to see this vision realised.
The My Park Rules competition is open to all community-owned places where children play, including kindergarten and day care centres, public primary schools and high schools, and local council play spaces. State finalists will be paired with a landscape architect who will work with the community to create an amazing design for the space, and the national winner gets their new space built! More information about the competition, including how to enter, can be found here - http://www.myparkrules.com.au/#win-a-design
Know of a play space in your local community that could do with a facelift, or a complete renovation? The competition is now open and ready to receive submissions, and with public voting commencing on October 19th, it's time to get moving on your submissions!