Parks & Recreation

PLAN E, as a practice and by demonstration of our work, continues to further the role and recognition of Landscape Architecture as a fundamental cornerstone to the creation of contemporary, culturally relevant parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities. PLAN E has designed unique, culturally and environmentally responsive projects such as Rio Tinto Naturescape and Place of Reflection at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, which have become internationally recognised and published exemplars of their type. Further, our playgrounds including Saw Avenue and Synergy Parkland at Kings Park and Adventurescape at Austin Lakes, together with recreation facilities such as Scarborough Beach Pool, offer exciting and immersive environments for their many visitors, designed with rigour to withstand intensive use.

Botanic Garden and Parks Authority

Our successful development and implementation of a range of parks and recreation spaces is best demonstrated by our work with the Botanic Garden and Parks Authority (BGPA) at Kings Park. Since 1999, PLAN E’s vision for Kings Park has been to create a world recognised, unashamedly beautiful and timeless environment that promotes community wellness and engagement, responding to the needs of BGPA and the wider community, and respecting the intrinsic qualities and character of the Park.

In the revitalisation of Kings Park, PLAN E has developed the enduring concept of the Park as tableau of physical and virtual ‘stories’, providing a respectful, multidimensional framework of spaces and experiences in which visitors can engage with the cultural and biological diversity of WA. By uniquely and seamlessly weaving cultural events and curatorial strategies of both a temporary and fixed nature into the fabric of the Park, PLAN E has enabled the diverse stories of WA to be told in a unique, site specific yet universally accessible and recognisable way.

Parks & Recreation

For more information on the benefits of landscape architecture in Parks & Recreation, download our Capability Statement