The New Way to Play

New playground designs are shaking up public parks around the world. So long, slides, hello interpretive playscapes.

This slideshow from Dwell highlights some of the newest and most innovative playground designs today, presented by Paige Johnson of the blog Playscapes.

"From playgrounds that derive inspiration from nature to pop-up urban installations, spaces for play are transitioning away from traditional manufactured solutions-ie. the ubiquitous plastic and/or metal jungle gyms one spies at most playgrounds-and getting the attention they deserve as exciting design opportunities. I use the term playscapes to highlight sites that move beyond the playground fence to become total landscapes for play."

Full Story: An Introduction to Modern Playscapes


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