The Nature Play Park – Papatākaro Ao Tūroa is a joint project between the Department of Conservation and Greening the Rubble. More playful and interactive than a museum exhibit, the park invites exploration and wonder, showcasing New Zealand native plants and illustrating how they are animal habitat.
Landowner negotiations, CERA negotiations
As part of FESTA 2013 kids joined the DOC rangers to play in nature and hunt for critters. Kids met live weta and other bugs, had a go at the arts and crafts table and entered the ‘design a bug’ competition. With prizes, fun and face painting, this was a great family day of exploration at Nature Play.
The park functions as an informal educational project, a family picnic venue, and a rendezvous point in a city now short of green landmarks.
Taggarts, Hynds, Fulton Hogan, WaterForce, Placemakers, Trees for Canterbury, CityCare, Central Fencing, Ardex, Beca, landscape architect Hilary Wetton of Chris Glasson Landscape Architects, photographs by Donna Robertson
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