Landscape ArchitectureZumsteins Picnic Ground
ClientParks Victoria
CategoryLandscape Architecture
Year2013

Zumsteins Picnic Ground

Project Summary

The Zumsteins Picnic Ground Project stemmed from Parks Victoria’s Flood Recovery Program in 2012.

The damaged Zumsteins site needed repairs and Parks Victoria saw this as an opportunity to re-invigorate the area as a means to restore it to its former glory.

The landscape architecture design worked with, and strengthened, the social, historic and environmental qualities of the iconic picnic area. The Landscape Architecture Design now optimises the site’s opportunities and allows better integration with the natural features.

Project Information

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.

Final Words

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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