This unique approach to planning for all ages play and recreation has been very rewarding. Playce was engaged by the City of Monash to develop an Intergenerational Active Open Space strategy which we have branded “putting a SPARC in your park”. A SPARC is underpinned by five key evidence-based principles; Socially inclusive, Playful, Active, Relevant and Connected spaces that ensure everyone, young and old, can enjoy and participate in.  A key focus of the strategy was determining appropriate sites for new SPARCs throughout Monash, importantly focusing on both  park and urban spaces given the relevance of these typologies have on different age groups.  The resultant plan has given Council clear direction on planning for inclusive intergenerational urban design throughout their municipality.

Client: City of Monash

Date: 2014-15

Images: Playce