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Camden Play Pathfinder

Camden Play Pathfinder

The London Borough of Camden was one of thirty local authorities to successfully bid for the government’s £235m investment in playgrounds, part of the National Play Strategy launched in 2008.

Lucy Musgrave was commissioned to advise the London Borough of Camden (LBC) on its Play Pathfinder Programme, a two-year programme to create a series of play spaces throughout the borough. The funding was for one adventure playground and 28 natural play areas.

The first twelve playgrounds were delivered within seven months of the project starting. Lucy’s role included helping LBC’s selection of sites and design teams, preparation of the briefs for each site, advising LBC on design quality and engagement strategies and helping to review and critique the design development process.

Lucy advised on the 29 play spaces in the programme, including the Kilburn Adventure Park, designed by Erect Architects, which won the international Children’s Making Space Award 2010.

Photo credit: Apes at Play

  • Title: Camden Play Pathfinder
  • Location: London Borough of Camden
  • Year: 2008-2009
  • Client: London Borough of Camden