Play Out: How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play?

Playing Out / Gathering Place

How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play?

We’re visiting different parks and play areas around York talking to parents and children about their favourite places for play and using this to shape the development of the new public space in the Castle and Eye of York. Join the Play Out discussions to explore what makes great places for play!

The first Playing Out will be Saturday 29th June, 10am at Acomb Green.

The Playing Out dates are: 11am 13th July: Hull Road Park / 10am 31st July: Homestead / 11am 7th August: Designer Outlet / 11am 14th August: Scarcroft Green (Helen is the one with the post it notes and leaflets….come and say hi!)

Gathering Place is a strand of the My Castle Gateway project. Through a series of different events, conversations and art works in summer 2019, Gathering Place will explore the Clifford’s Tower, Castle and Eye of York area and what we want the area to be like when it is no longer defined by the Castle Car Park.

We’ll be building upon the original My Castle Gateway Open Brief and masterplan ideas and developing detailed proposals for how the spaces can enable for the different activities. We’ll consider the challenges of creating spaces for everything from concerts, family play and picnics, protest and quiet contemplation.

Playing Out is a collaboration between Kaizan, Project for Play and My Castle Gateway.

2 thoughts on “Play Out: How can we make a new public space that’s brilliant for families and for play?”

    • Laura! Apologies for the very slow reply, be great to visit in West Bank Park. I’ll email you and see if we can find a good date and time, Helen

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