Playful Endeavour brings loose-parts play to Glebe Park

Released 11/04/2019

The Playful Endeavour loose-parts playground is back these school holidays to bring creative play to Glebe Park.

From Saturday (13 April), the playground will be open every day from 10am to 4pm (from 1pm on Anzac Day) with a collection of found and manufactured materials selected to encourage creative play and social interaction will be available for children to play with.

City Renewal Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow said activities for children were important in making Civic more attractive to families.

“Good cities are full of socially connected places that welcome families and are attractive to a wide variety of people,” Mr Snow said.

“We want to show people there are many great spaces in Civic that can be used to help make our city centre a family destination.

“Playful Endeavour proved to be incredibly popular when we hosted it in the very urban surrounds of Civic Square last year and we are very excited to now see how children and families will interact with it in a more natural setting at Glebe Park.

“More and more families are living within our city centre and we need to continue to make it a place that welcomes children.  Temporary activations like Playful Endeavour help us show people that Civic is a great place for families to live as well as visit.”

Playful Endeavour isn’t a traditional playground with swings and slides, instead it has a range of items like hoops, poles, pipes, crates, ropes and tyres that children can use to create their own games and activities.

The parts are easily moved, adapted, joined and experimented with, which encourages self-directed, open-ended play, a growth mindset, interpersonal skills and fun.

The Playful Endeavour is again being operated by Green Hat Workshop, which hosts loose-parts playgrounds around the country.

Playful Endeavour will run from 13 to 26 April, 10am to 4pm (1pm to 4pm on Anzac Day) in Glebe Park.

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