Design project: Park Design

This project is from the Autodesk® Digital Steam web site. Ownership of this material remains with Autodesk.


The task is to design a public park. Before starting your own park watch this video, which introduces the design process and demonstrates how to use the Autodesk® SketchBook® software to plan a sample park. You might want to use that software or pencil and paper.

Work through this tutorial to develop the skills you will need.

Understand - Explore

Design brief

Modify the park design to incorporate a children's playground.


  • What items are typically in a playground?
  • What things need to be considered?
  • What examples can you draw on?


Using a pencil sketch out at least two alternative plans.
Think about the following issues in relation to the children's area:

  • Security
  • Safety
  • Parent acess and visibility
  • Position in relation to street, pathways etc?
  • What things need to be considered in relation to colour and materials?
  • What changes need to be made to other areas to accommodate the childrens' area?


Chose the best solution an develop it with a detailed plan. Use SketchBook® or pencil and paper to prepare a detailed top view of the redesigned park. If you have time produce some extra perspective drawings of areas in the park.


Put your work together into a proposal for the park redevelopment.
What have you learned in the process? Are there aspects that you could change and improve?

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