The winning park has officially been opened!13 October
The winning My Park Rules park design from Marrickville Public School began construction on Monday 10 April and was officially opened on Thursday 12 October by local MP Anthony Albanese.
Landscape Architect firm Tract, led the schoolyard’s redesign and facilitated the collaboration of the Marrickville Public School community throughout the design process.
Julie Lee from Tract said “the project area has been designed to accommodate the wishes of the school to be exposed to nature-based play. We have focused on natural materials and native planting whilst incorporating elements that encourage social inclusion, activity and stimulation.” This includes sandstone boulders positioned in seating clusters, edible plants for the children to learn about bush tucker and gardening, a sandpit, plus the inclusion of 320 plants and trees and a shade structure to reduce heat.
The official opening of the park was a final celebration of the My Park Rules project that began in 2015. A project that was only possible thanks to the support of many organisations and industry leaders.
These include; Andreasens Green, Austral Bricks, Austral Masonry, Australian Council of State Schools Organisations, Benedict Industries, Fleetwood Urban, Flemings Nurseries, Gosford Quarries, Greenline, Hills Bark Blower, Inner West Council, Landscape Solutions, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, NSW Department of Education, Sam the Paving Man, SESL, Soilbond, Street Furniture Australia, Sydney Airport, Tract Consultants and the growers of plants and trees from the Australian Nursery industry.