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ACT Parties in the Park

ACT Parties in the Park
AILA in association with the ACT Govt will be hosting the official opening of three developed natural playspaces in three Canberra Parks - to promote opportunities for creative play, using natural elements and to encourage children to climb, jump, explore and have fun! 


All three parks are now ready and we welcome families and the community to join us for the official opening on Sunday 20 August!

The day will be an event full of diverse, fun, creative acitiviteis inlcuding; nature play with clay, sticks and stones, parkour workshops, orienteering, face painting, tree planting and more.

These three Canberra parks have transformed through the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Nature Play Competition “Craft Your Park”, with Canberra landscape architecture practices Spacelab, GroupGSA, CIA Landscapes and Colour and Harris Hobbs Landscapes submitting the winning proposals. Each practice has engaged the local community in a co-design process to transform the parks into a nature play space to complement the existing area.

We will be hosting a range of fun activities throughout the day in each location to celebrate, so come along, get involved and make sure you vote for your favourite built outcome.

A special prize will be awarded to the winning park!


Cost:  FREE


When:  10am - 12pm (Tuggeranong)
    12pm - 2pm (Telopea Park)
    2pm - 4pm (Finn Street, O'Connor)


*The parks will of course be open all day - activities will only run in these allocated times.

Tuggeranong Town Park (Greenway)


- Painted rock hunt (run by Bluearth Foundation and supplied by Gungahlin ACT Rocks)
- Hill rolling
- Live art painting installation and activity (run by artist Geoff Filmer)
- Colouring in activity (run by AILA)
- Coffee cart (run by Cafe2U)
- Sausage sizzle (run by Lake Tuggeranong Lions Club)

To view the Facebook event please click here. 


Telopea Park (Barton)


- Clay nature sculpting (run by Bluearth Foundation)
- Orienteering maze and course (run by Orienteering ACT)
- Face painting (run by Manuka Childcare MOCCA)
- Dessert and drink bar (run by Manuka Childcare MOCCA)
- Sausage sizzle (run by Manuka Childcare MOCCA)

To view the Facebook event please click here.


Finn Street Park (O'Connor)


- Parkour demonstration/class (run by Canberra Parkour Association)
- Tug-o-war, sack racing activities (run by O'Connor Community Group Inc.)
- Mosaic craft activity (run by O'Connor Community Group Inc.)
- Tree planting (run by O'Connor Community Group Inc.)

- Sausage sizzle (run by O'Connor Tocumwal Housing Precinct)
- Coffee cart (run by Our Dream Cafe)

To view the Facebook event please click here. 

There will be a public vote for your favourite park, so come and join us at each location to vote for your favourite park to win a special prize!
There will be a public vote for your favourite park, so come and join us at each location to vote for your favourite park to win a special prize!
20/08/2017 10:00 AM - 20/08/2017 4:00 PM

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