PLAYSPACE WORKSHOP OCTOBER 2020

A workshop on the new outdoor play spaces for young people was held via video call for invited stakeholders on Thursday 22nd October 2020.

The session was invitation only, with stakeholders from a background in young people’s play, education and outreach asked to participate.

16 stakeholder organisations were invited and a total of 5 attended the workshop including representatives from Hungerford Primary School, The Zone Youth Club, Proplex, Islington Council Assistant Parks Manager
(responsible for Whittington and Caledonian Park) and City and Islington College.

The workshop was facilitated by Iceni Projects with project landscape architects Exterior Architecture presenting their proposals for discussion ahead of more detailed design work commencing.

You can download and view a copy of the presentation here.

You can also watch a video of the workshop below.

Video of the workshop session

SUMMARY OF TOPICS RAISED

Overall, the feedback on the play space proposals during the session was very positive with some useful suggestions made.

A summary of the topics raised by participants are listed below:

  1. The need for the play spaces and any play equipment to be accessible for children of different ages and abilities.
  2. The local need for outdoor spaces for learning and playing.
  3. The opportunity for educational spaces such as an area for Forest School was welcomed. There was discussion around the strong appetite for use of such spaces by local organisations who work with young people.
  4. The need to consider how the outdoor spaces could be welcoming for older young people.

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