Sprout working with Northrop led a green and blue infrastructure approach to manage increasing urban stormwater levels through the dual purpose design of a public park and tennis facility. The design accommodates a program of active and passive recreation including tennis courts and nature play areas surrounded by a traditional parkland while safely and effectively operating as a detention basin with integrated water quality treatment mechanisms.
Landscape edges are densely planted using indigenous tree species. The tree canopies provide effective sound attenuation for the tennis centre and enhance the urban tree canopy network. An abundance of indigenous under storey species contribute to habitat and connect with existing vegetation corridors along the adjacent roadway.
A series of soft and hard spaces, capable of adapting to various levels of periodic inundation provide a resilient public open space amenity.