The center was fortunate to possess a modern play area built on a safe rubberised surface. Unfortunately, it was limited in size and really was not adventurous enough to satisfy the playfulness and energy exhibited by the children. The newly fenced in rectangle of rough grass could, if designed imaginatively, provide the children with the perfect environment for educational aswell as physical play. Lester set to to design something that tried hard to disguise the ugly and forboding security fence and also which could recycle the existing materials within the site, namely 30 square crates and a couple of large bags of woodchip! The center had briefed Lester to keep the area as natural as possible, to provide the children with a splash area, a mud zone, possibly an exploration maze and climbing frame, some interesting planting and equally important, was to include a vegetable growing zone that parents might beable to interact with. As you can see from the image on the left, the site was large and very long! It was going to be tough not to confuse this area for a prison exercise yard!!