Sunday, March 30, 2014

New York Playgrounds

New York has some of the most inventive playgrounds in the world. In this post, I will look at three playgrounds in the area and discuss how they should be inspiring playground designs everywhere.

Imagination Playground NYC
This first playground should help designers think outside of the box. The playground itself consists of modular components that can be put together to form elements of a playground. This idea is innovative in both how a playground looks and how it is interacted with. The idea of this playground is to bring out the imagination and creativity of the children, which is a notion that all playgrounds should strive to accommodate to some degree.

Science Hall Playground
The second playground I chose is the playground at the New York Hall of Science. This playground is interesting because it incorporates many different elements of science into the design. Children can go and have a good time, while being amazed by the small scientific principles. The playground also incorporates a waterworks area that requires several children working together to operate. This is a good mechanism to bring children of different backgrounds together.

Pier 6 Playground
The third playground I chose to look at is the Pier 6 playground. This playground does a beautiful job incorporating playground elements into the landscape. This approach to playground design creates an environment where people can come together and have a good time.

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