Lizard Log Parklands

By McGregor Coxall

  • Lizard Log Parklands

    Lizard Log Parklands

About the project

Earning its time in the sun.
In January 2013, The Western Sydney Parklands Trust set a new benchmark in environmentally responsible park design, making Lizard Log Park as self sustainable as currently possible.

The park’s design was inspired by the motivation to protect, enhance and regenerate the sites natural surroundings.

There is solar panelling built on site to return much needed energy to our grid. There is also a sophisticated water recycling system that uses the ecological wetlands method to filter the water to an on site dam where it is stored.

All the timber elements of the park have been sourced from recycled timber, including the playground, which has been created from dead trees and crafted into play equipment.

All other materials for this site were chosen for their quality and longevity so as to reduce long-term waste.

Aside from the ecological benefits of the parks $3.5 million upgrade, they have also tripled the number of shelters and barbeques making it a wonderful place to picnic, play and even lounge like a lizard.