Play Garden was created by Zone Architect as way of creating a relationship with the 'landscape' of the playground with the actual landscape seen surrounding it and the lost or imagined landscape that once occupied the valley. The chosen site within Leaplish Waterside Park offered interesting small scale topography and a burn that ran through its middle. Picking up on these features the architects have created a miniature landscape that mimics aspects of the Kielder environment. They created an unusual playscape that features a walled garden for smaller children with more challenging tower structures for older participants in the form of a Cottage, Barn and Castle that occupy an open area and suggest past lives of this agricultural and military landscape.
Leaplish Waterside Park
Kielder Water &Forest Park Development Trust
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