Model Making

Kids and teens pretend they're designers, creating 3-D dream parks with simple arts and craft materials.

Model Making asks kids and teens to realize, in miniature form, their fantasies for the features and activities they'd like to have in a new or renovated park. Designers then view the models and use them to inspire real plans at full scale.

But be sure to have extra materials on hand;  adults like Model Making too!

Steps Involved





A how-to sheet to create your own!

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More Reasons We Like This Tool


  • Encourages all park users, but especially kids and teens, to actively visualize what they want in the new or renovated park.


  • Can be brought to community centers, schools, and future events to inspire interest in the project.

Encourages Partnership

  • Attracts the involvement of designers, artists, and architects, adding new skills that may benefit your group.


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