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Keith Stephenson Park Nature Play

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The 2010 Adelaide Road and Keith Stephenson Park Masterplan was a detailed plan prepared by Hilary Hamnett and Associates to enable cost effective planning to provide the basis for on-ground capital and infrastructure works for the development of the park.

Objectives of the report were:

1. to develop an arts strategy that will help create

  • a sense of arrival
  • a sense of place
  • a statement of community identity

2. and to inform design elements for:

  • markers and signage
  • play structures
  • street furniture
  • paving
  • general public art opportunities
  • the overall design and materials palette

To further develop the park consistent with these objectives Council has engaged designers to develop a nature play space to enhance recreational opportunities for visitors and to complement existing park elements.

Keith Stephenson Park Nature Play concept plan

Council has engaged designers to develop a concept plan for a nature play area to be located at Keith Stephenson Park, Councils premier regional park facility.

The draft concept plan looks at how a nature play space can provide enjoyment, aid physical and mental development as well as helping to interpret the rich culture of the traditional owners to the area.

KSP Nature Play Concept Plan
KSP Nature Play Concept Plan Details


Join us for a public information and feedback session at Keith Stephenson Park where we will share with you our initial concept plan for an interactive nature play-space in the park.

The plan has been developed with considerable input from local Peramangk/Kuarna man Ivan-Tiwu Copley OAM and aims to be an all-ages educative experience in local history, culture and play.

The open day will kick off at 10am on Sunday 25th August until 12 noon and will include an informal Q&A with the designers, concept plan display, sausage sizzle and pop-up nature playspace.


Feedback on the concept plan is being sought and can be provided via the Survey Monkey link or feedback form.

KSP Nature Play Feedback Form

Completed forms can be sent to:

By Post:

KSP Playground Consultation
Mount Barker District Council
PO Box 54

By email: with “KSP Playground Consultation” in the subject heading

All submissions are to be received by 5pm 9 September 2019.