Sill Park is a popular neighbourhood park that forms part of the ‘Bentley Parkscapes’ program undertaken by the City of Canning and The Department of Communities, which aims to upgrade public open spaces surrounding the Bentley 360 project area.
Sill Park boasts an established tree canopy across majority of the park that provides shade and forms part of the City of Canning’s biodiversity network. The understorey includes local native species that enhance the habitat values of the park and aims for a woodland structure in tandem with the mature trees. Bird nesting boxes were also installed in the existing native trees to encourage native bird habitat in the park.
The park has responded to the compact space creating a natural and restorative place of respite for the local community. Socially, Sill Park serves as the local park for a diverse community with many households attending tertiary education at nearby campuses as well as young families. Technology is integrated with the park as part of the City of Canning’s ‘smart city’ initiative, which includes free Wi-Fi throughout the site to encourage students to use the space as an extension of their campus learning environment.
Catering to a mix of age groups, the design includes an active node with basketball, fitness equipment and parkour pieces and a play node with custom nature play elements. A central lawn provides and open and inclusive space, unifying the park, with a central gathering node including picnic tables, chess, timber terrace seating, and outdoor ping pong.
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