Since the COVID restrictions commenced, increased demand on public open space has sparked a call for local government entities to devise new ways to manage their parks.
Skyline has collaborated with several managers to install ‘COVID Crop Circles’ such as these pictured at First Fleet Park adjacent to Circular Quay.
This unique approach encourages social distancing across the open grass areas of the park, the series of bright, colourful circles are marked up at appropriate distances apart when the park is busy people can comfortably remain COVID Safe in their family groups and enjoy all the park has to offer.
This particular park is a popular destination and meeting spot amongst Sydney’s office workers, tourists and local visitors making it an excellent open space to test this solution given its popularity and usage. It has proved to be an unobtrusive reminder of the importance to social distance as we undertake our daily activities again.
The latest figures from a survey shows 46% of people spent more time in public spaces now than before coronavirus restrictions, 72% indicated that they also appreciated their local parks more, whilst 96% used public spaces for exercise such as running, walking and cycling.
This highlights more than ever the importance of public open space and Skyline are proud to be involved with maintaining iconic parks, open spaces and public domain areas throughout Australia as we work through these changing times.