Isaac Moore Park

Home of the "Kenilworth Designer Dunny", Isaac Moore Park is located at the entrance to Kenilworth on the Eumundi side of the Mary River Bridge. The park provides picnic shelters with barbecue facilities, natural shade and an open grass area

Isaac Moore Park

Isaac Moore Park is located at the entrance to Kenilworth on the Eumundi side of the Mary River Bridge. It is a pleasant place for travellers to pause for a break before or after exploring the beautiful hinterland or the Mary Valley. There is plenty of natural shade,  shelters with barbecue facilities for visitors to shelter under and cook lunch and examine the provided map of the hinterland’s attractions. The wide open grassed area provides a great place to stretch your legs and take in the surrounds.

Isaac Moore Park though is now famous for it's Designer Dunny! The project known throughout the community as the 'Kenilworth Designer Dunny', is now complete (February 2020) and open to the community.

Come and check out the facility for yourself and enjoy what Kenilworth and surrounding area has on offer.

'Kenilworth Designer Dunny' background

The architecturally designed amenities have created a unique entry statement to the hinterland town and generated wide-spread interest. The amenities can be accessed via an accessible ramp that also serves as a platform to view the surrounding landscape and vistas.

The winning design from the ‘Kenilworth Designer Dunny’ competition (back in 2015) was chosen from almost 200 entries received from national and international entrants. The concept, entitled ‘Canistrum’, was designed by Maleny architectural illustrator and animator Michael Lennie. The intent; bringing ancient craft into the future public domain, Canistrum is an unfinished basket reflecting an unfinished history.

The site posed some interesting design challenges though, with the structure needing to be designed to sit above the existing ground level to avoid the building being affected by seasonal flooding from the Mary River.

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2783 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road Kenilworth

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