Design and construction process based on the predominant use of locally available natural materials and ‘earth forming’ techniques used in artistic ways to create places of adventure, engagement and exploration.
We design and build our projects with the community and for the community. We like to work with local artists, craftspeople and builders.
Our designs explore ‘local’ opportunities in the use of natural and human made materials that are readily available and perhaps unique to the area.
Nature Based adventure areas cannot be understood at first sight. To know them is to experience them through our senses. These natural and artfully created adventure-scapes call us to explore them, to imagine within them, to create our own imaginable world within them. By Nature-based we mean a design and construction process based on the predominant use of locally available natural materials and ‘earth forming’ techniques used in artistic ways to create places of adventure, engagement and exploration. Earth forming is a simple way of creating a diversity of micro-climates within the landscape. It incorporates the use of swales, mounds, munds and earth contours which: engage the senses by introducing movement and complexity in the landscape; provide a diversity of challenge and engagement; provide a sensory experience with a variety of other natural elements, some of which you can manipulate such as cubbies; engage your capacity for fantasy creation; create a series of differing nature places that allow for open ended exploration.
The Russell Brown Adventure Park has won the Australian Parks and Leisure award 2016 for best community nature play area under $500,000.00