The designs for St Paul's adventure playground and St Agnes Park in inner city Bristol have been created by landscape architects from the David Wilson Partnership.
The project follows a year-long consultation involving the landscape architects, residents and Bristol youth workers. Work began in January and is expected to be complete within the coming weeks.
Bristol City Council parks improvement project officer Ollie Roberts explained that because there is only 7.7ha of green space in the St Paul's neighbourhood, it was essential to maximise it. "We needed to meet the needs of the diverse community," he said.
David Wilson Partnership senior landscape architect Pete Lever added: "We wanted to bring St Agnes Park and the adventure playground together, but there was a lot of local opposition to that."
The issue was that the Victorian park was seen as being quiet and peaceful, while the adjoining playground was the opposite.
Extensive consultation resulted in plans that included creating an amphitheatre area in the park, a rockery garden and community garden as well as building a large wooden structure for the adventure playground.