The Zumsteins Picnic Ground new design features a large expanse of grass for picnics and ball games, new gravel path alignments, new picnic settings, new exotic tree avenues and native plantings, a new boardwalk and decking systems and new wayfinding signage.
A new carpark alignment increases usable and functional space and takes a sensitive route to ensure the retention of the important culturally valued and historic Pinus radiata (Monterey Pine) – planted by founder of the park – Walter Zumstein – 100 years ago.
The design process involved rounds of community consultation to ensure the active and passionate community retained ownership.
The sensitive design approach has resulted in the delivery of a revitalised historic Zumsteins Park that holds onto the cultural values and assets of the original scheme.
This Zumsteins Picnic Ground Project was undertaken during my time at hansen partnership pty ltd where I worked as a Senior Landscape Architect.
Photo Credits – Andrew Lloyd.
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