When talking about a Better Future, nothing is so important as thinking of those who still have most of their futures ahead of them – our children. Getting to know and dealing with nature in a sensible manner is an important step for children towards a better future. When children can let their creativity run free, a fun and active leisure time is guaranteed. As part of the Design Month Graz, we are calling on young up-and-coming designers to redesign the rabbit enclosure at Ökopark Hochreiter to be even more cozy. We would like to offer our rabbits a funpark in which they can run, jump, hide and nibble to their heart’s content. Please keep in mind rabbits enjoy slightly elevated places to sit as well as small caves, tubes or tunnels to hide. Do you already have an idea what the new funpark for the rabbits might look like? Send us a drawing or model of your design!
The big event for young design talents will take place on June 6 in the Ökopark Hochreiter, where the winner will be determined. All the children who have submitted a design idea for the funpark will have free entry to the park for the day and they will each receive a free pack of feed for the rabbits and a drink for themselves. All submissions will all be presented on site. There will be a special tour starting at 1:00 pm, and the jury will announce the winning design at 3:00 pm. Afterwards, all participants are invited to a sausage snack in the Waldwohlzimmer. The winner does not have to be present at the event to win.
If you are not quite sure what the new funpark for the rabbits should look like, or if you would like to get to know the rabbits personally, then visit us! During special tours on Friday, May 15, you can get to know the forest, its inhabitants and the materials that make up the forest. Any child, even without taking part in the tour, can submit a proposal for the new rabbit funpark. The tours take place at 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm.
You can submit your design proposal for the new rabbit funpark until June 1, 2021 and you can do so:
- In person: at Waldpark Hochreiter, An der Teichalmstraße 1, 8614 Breitenau am Hochlantsch (open daily from 9:30 am until 6:00 pm)
- By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post: Waldpark Hochreiter, An der Teichalmstraße 1, 8614 Breitenau am Hochlantsch
- The winner will be invited to join us for the production or finalization of the planning. The new funpark in the Hochreiter Ökopark will be set up as quickly as possible so that all visitors (and rabbits) can enjoy it!