Keri Downs Park + Carisbrook Reserve
Papakura Local Board / Te Poari ā-Rohe o Papakura
Resilio Studio were commissioned by the Papakura Local Board / Te Poari ā-Rohe o Papakura to develop a design for Keri Downs Park and Carisbrook Reserve as one continuous area of open space that is responsive to community needs and desires over the next 10+ years..
Keri Downs Park and Carisbrook Reserve present numerous opportunities to enhance the ecological and cultural values of the site and to significantly increase the amenity and recreational functions for the community. Early engagement of project partners and key stakeholders has resulted in an innovative master plan that has been very well received. The resulting design organised the sites into thirteen character areas that each have their own unique qualities, design objectives and desired outcomes. The character areas formed the basis for an overall ‘flexible plan’ for Keri Downs Park and Carisbrook Reserve which enables the site to be organized into discrete and manageable projects that can be implemented sequentially in any order and/or in parallel. The flexible plan was organized into six distinct themes - Path Network, Planting Strategy, Furniture - Kit of Parts, Play Spaces, Events Spaces, and Arts Integration. Each theme included an overview of the design strategy and an ‘Action Plan’ which outlines the scope and outline cost of potential projects.