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.