The National Arboretum Playground in Australia

Taylor Cullity Lethlean has delivered a new playground at Australia’s National Arboretum, located in Canberra, Australia. The National Arboretum Playground challenges the conventional idea of play environments, featuring giant acorn cubby houses floating in the sky, and enormous Banksia cones nestled on the forest floor. Inspired by the Arboretum’s 100 forests of rare and endangered trees from around the world, the playground has been designed to creatively engage children with the beauty of trees and foster life-long connections to the remarkable surrounding environment. The acorn play area features customised play items including portholes with insects, thunder sound panels, rain and hail tubes, wind chimes, kaleidoscopes, slides, ladders, sliding poles and rope tunnels, while boulder climbing walls sit below and include a clambering net and blackboards.