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Somewhere special for the kids

Project: Tahunanui Youth Park

Date: 2013

Client: Nelson City Council

Location: Tahunanui Beach


Tahunanui Beach is an iconic destination in the heart of Nelson City. Loved by locals for generations and featuring dozens of user precincts, Tahunanui Beach and its surrounds give users easy and immediate access to important natural environment experiences. 

The Tahunanui Youth Park had always been a popular space for families and children to socialise and play. Nelmac was approached to improve the onsite landscape architecture with the ultimate goal of increasing active play and passive socialising for the underrepresented 11 to 17 year old group. 


Following consultation with the Nelson Youth Council, activity features, geometric climbing blocks, a spin disc and lookout were installed on the site along with a half-size basketball court, performance space and evolving graffiti art installation. 

Landscape enhancements included an extension of the existing coastal planting scheme, additional seating, access paths and shading - all of which have succeeded in integrating the Youth Park into the larger recreation environment.  

Throughout the project Nelmac managed stakeholder and public consultation to ensure a seamless engagement response.  

Looking for a conservation partner for your next project? Contact Nelmac on 0800 635 622 to learn more.

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