Proud of Our Park

Kingston Park has won an Excellence Award at the State Awards Ceremony for the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said Kingston Park had topped the Parks and Open Space category at the AILA Tasmanian State Awards on Thursday 6 July 2023.

We’ve tried very hard to build Tasmania’s best playground here in Kingston, so it is wonderful to see our hard work recognised with this award,” Cr Wriedt said.

“Kingston Park was acknowledged for the way the designers, Playstreet, incorporated Aboriginal history and culture into the playground’s features.

“Working with Tasmanian Aboriginal artist, Allan Mansell, Playstreet designed nine distinct areas of play, inspired by our community and the native fauna and habitats within Kingborough.

“Extensive community engagement was conducted with over 1800 members of the public providing feedback on the design elements they wanted to see in the playground.

“This award recognises all the beautiful stories and artwork that have gone into the design of the park.

“Kingston Park sets a new standard for urban and playspace development in Tasmania and Council is really proud of the enjoyment it provides for many in our community.”