Lifestyle changes and shrinking backyards have sparked a growing need for quality public open spaces, particularly places where children can interact with the natural environment.

Nature play spaces focus on including natural elements such as trees, climbing logs, rocks, grass, sand pits and mounds.

The Mills Park nature play space has areas for making cubbies, a double flying fox, timber climbing apparatus, water play, swings and slides. A path network can be used for scooter and bicycle riding.

The play space has been designed to be multi-generational and require varying levels of skill. The area is complemented by family picnic areas with barbeques and shade shelters and the café has an alfresco area overlooking the play space.