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  • Client: Friends of Squires Field
  • Project: Squires Field, Memorial Park
  • Budget: £80,000
  • Year Installed: 2016

Squires Field Memorial Park, Southwell

The Friends of Southwell Parks are a group of parents who worked together with the town council to raise funds to improve their Squires Field Southwell park. This included running family fun days and applying for funds through all of the traditional routes. The community group also created a sculpture could be personalised for a donation. Southwell is a beautiful town in the East Midlands. The Friends of group wanted to bring the area back to life to create a real community hub.

Jupiter Play were chosen because we were the only company who researched into the history of the area. The park and uncovered the story of the Bramley apple which originated which originated from Southwell. The design connects children and their families to the history and creates a real sense of place. The design evolved further as Jupiter Play worked in close collaboration with the Friends Group, advising on inclusivity and ensuring the story of the Bramley apple really shone through this also included working with local sculptor and artist Phil Neal who created a two meter tall able with the personalised apples.

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From the concept meetings all the way through to the final installation the whole team at Jupiter Play have been fantasic to work with. The designers totally understood the brief and designed a bespoke park which fits perfectly in our historic town. The installation and contracts team have worked tirelessly to deliver the project to a very high standard.

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