Stobswell Park Playground
The need for a new playground arose at Stobsmuir Park as part of a city wide playground improvement scheme. With the Celtic shape of a monster, about to be achieved in a physical reality, the creature is already real through the community mind: a competition was started between three primary schools within Stobswell area: it’s proposed for each school to come out with names for the Stoby Creature and also a story on why is it resting in that quiet corner of Stobsmuir Park.
From here, the Stoby Creature is born and was developed into something bigger that a simple playground. From the beginning, designers and stakeholders started to be interested in a playground that comes out of its physical boundaries and becomes a community focus for play and leisure activities.
by Dundee City Council, Leisure and Communities Department
landscape architecture: Pedro Prazeres,
supervision: Gerry O’Brien
construction: The Play Practice
award: Honorable Mention at “Dundee Playgrounds”
Dundee, Scotland, UK, 2006-2007