NANNUP “EMU PARK”
Client: Shire of Nannup
Location: Marinko Tomas Park, Nannup
Date: Aug, 2021
Outcome: Nature Playground
NBP was approached by the Shire of Nannup to help upgrade the playground space at Marinko Thomas Park in Nannup. Working with the Shire and Cultural custodian Josh from Koomal Dreaming, a collaborative design was created that was connected to the Emu. A significant animal for the region.
Located within an area of the park shaded by large trees, the design includes different nature play elements integrated together to create a range of sensory, exploring, climbing and balancing challenges. The natural setting was reflected in the nature play elements, integrated to create a beautiful nature-based playground that utilised local natural materials and timbers in the construction.
Construction was completed with the collaborative input of Shire workers, timbers and equipment, along with the local prison workers, who were involved in timber and landscaping work. Timber artistry was done by Shire member Heath, who leads the ongoing maintenance and care of the project.
Together with NBP, the collaborative team were able to complete the whole playspace, and provide a wonderful, local made, nature playground.
Daniela Tomassi www.danielatomassiphotography.com