Parks should be multifunctional.
They should appeal to a range of users and provide for year round enjoyment. Incorporate simple, uncluttered areas which are flexible and adaptable to a range of activities and allow multiple users to happily coexist. Work together with the community to accommodate their needs, allowing for a variety of uses and experiences.
Integrate educational elements
Providing the public with learning opportunities will allow communities to connect with the past and develop a sense of belonging. Elements that enable learning and discovery should be integrated into historic spaces wherever possible.
Do this by:
- providing interpretive signage and features to help the public understand the significance of the place
- engaging with mana whenua, Heritage New Zealand, Auckland Council's Heritage Unit, and surrounding communities to gather historic heritage information and storiesto incorporate into signageor design features
- engaging with former landowners or their descendants to obtain information, stories and historic photos