RUSSELL BROWN ADVENTURE PARK
Location: Downey Dr, Mosman Park, WA
Collaborative Partners: Town of Mosman Park; Mosman Park Rotary Club; Mosman Park Men’s Shed; Nature Based Play; St Hilda’s Girl College and a host of private sector sponsors.
Commissioned: Concept Design Masterplan. The collaborative partnership approached NBP to develop a concept design masterplan and to oversee all site works.
Nature Play Elements: Water play, tree rope swings, cubby house making, log balance, sound sensory play, sand play
Description: Russell Brown Adventure Park is a community collaborative project that has achieved a large and wonderful nature based play environment on the banks of the Swan River in Mosman Park. Collaborative partnerships were fundamental to creating a unique and award winning project.
The Park provides for residents, families, schools, educational groups, sporting groups and environmental organisations, an outlet close to home whereby they can observe local flora and fauna and enhance their wellbeing. The park also ensured minimal impact on the natural environment, was designed incorporating existing trees and natural landforms, and used repurposed and recycled materials throughout.
Awards: The Russell Brown Adventure Park has won both the WA and Australian Parks and Leisure awards 2016 of excellence for the best community nature play area $500,000.
“Nature Based Play, under the excellent leadership of Terry Farrell, has been a significant player in the development of the Russell Brown Adventure Park in the southern climes of Mosman Park, in Perth, Western Australia. Terry was pivotal in the application of his extensive knowledge, skills and experience to this exciting project. His professional acumen was complemented by his consummate ability to work with a diverse stakeholder group. His endeavour during construction was outstanding. The result- an excellent addition to our community facilities, for enjoyment by all ages for years to come. Well done, Nature Based Play. Well done, Terry Farrell.”
– Kevin Poynton – CEO Town of Mosman Park