The site within the wider Inwood Park was a disused, traditional paddling pool that had fallen into disuse.
In this commission - to create a water play area - we were clear that we wanted to create a range of play opportunities, certainly with water as a major feature, but within a setting that was welcoming to family groups, that encouraged people to linger in an environment not dominated by high power water jets and rubber surfaces.
We aimed to create a rich offer that included sand, sand and water play, and a backdrop that was itself playable. This was a complex project with all sorts of technical problems popping up - and being resolved. We were fortunate to have the support of the park's Friends Group throughout.