Imaginative Play: the State of Today’s Playgrounds

It is great to see another voice pushing for outdoor environments for children that allow exploration, adventure and challenge. Check out CityLab’s article “Can We Bring Back Riskier Playgrounds?” about the ways in which the history of playgrounds can inform the way adventurous & imaginative outdoor play is approached today.

SPARK Childcare Center, designed by Studio G Architects with Holly Ben-Joseph

4/7/2010 10:22:37 AM -- Mattapan, MA -- Children get some supervised outdoor time in the natural play area at SPARK, a therapeutic center for children with medical needs, is one of several recently built examples of the affordable, low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to playgrounds that use a lot of plastic. -- Photo by Josh T. Reynolds, Freelance

Photos by Josh T. Reynolds, Freelance

 

Cover image by John Kennard

 

 

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