Mossvale District Park

Parks & Open Space

LOCATION

Wakerley, Brisbane, Queensland

CLIENT

Mirvac

STATUS

Constructed

Mossvale is a large master planned residential estate located in the bay side suburb of Wakerley in Brisbane. Form Landscape Architects were engaged to prepare a landscape masterplan and detail landscape designs for individual housing, neighbourhood parks, vegetation buffers, district park and waterway corridors throughout the project.

The District Park was designed to sit amidst the site’s remnant vegetation as a means of maintaining an established landscape character and retain the areas sense of place. Storm water management was addressed by the creation of a constructed creek line and waterway corridor.

Over 1km of pathway has been carefully located to minimise disturbance to natural vegetation. Defined entries connect to pathways that extend along the edges of the creek corridor, crossing over bridges and boardwalks, linking into the central playground and BBQ precinct in the district park. Apart from the natural features of the landscape, numerous interpretive and interactive sculptures reinforce the unique natural character of the parkland. The concepts for the sculpture have been drawn from the textures and forms found in the significant existing vegetation on the site and can be found in the entry totem poles and the playground tree sculptures.