Drift Park, Rhyl

The inspiration for Drift Park was taken from its rugged, seaside environment. The park’s tarmac surface was broken up and used as the basis for a new landform, mirroring natural coastal processes, while design features are scattered randomly to create a ‘beach-combing’ experience.

The park celebrates Rhyl and its citizens: ‘Postcards from Rhyl’, chosen by the local history group, are printed on tiles and fish faces designed by a nearby school serve as water jets.

The five sheltered gardens also include a number of modernised public attractions such as a water play park and open air theatre. The overall regeneration work has brought about a perceived change in the town’s future.