Archive for Playgrounds

Extraordinary Playscapes coming to Portland

Extraordinary Playscapes, an exciting exhibition by the Design Museum Foundation and sponsored by Playworld, will soon open in Portland, Oregon at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). The exhibition explores the …

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Parks Build Community in St. Louis

PHOTO - BRANCH OUT - 01 - MOBILEIn 2009, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) launched Parks Build Community to draw attention to the core functions that America’s parks play in revitalizing underserved urban areas. Today, Parks Build …

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PlayForm 7 receives prestigious design award

pf7“Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.”

That quote, from educator Steven W. Anderson, is one I often share with others. It perfectly captures how I feel about my two-decade career …

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Urban play: designing playgrounds for cities

rsz_photo__playform_7_location_singapore_nightPlay is vital for everyone but unfortunately in some communities, play spaces are harder to come by. Lack of age appropriate playgrounds and cramped urban areas are partly to blame. While cities …

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New Jersey nursery school updates playground with Playworld equipment

playworld prospect-minWhen Dana Cavanaugh recently became the director at Prospect Cooperative Nursery School, she strongly felt the Maplewood, New Jersey, facility was in need of new, versatile playground equipment that helped young children …

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Saving play: PlayCubes at Chinatown Park

This spring, Bostonians witnessed the installation of new playground equipment in the form of PlayCubes, iconic sculptural playforms offering infinite possibilities for open-ended play, at Chinatown Park on The Rose Kennedy Greenway. …

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Scratching the June itch: keeping kids focused with play

Photo - James Simons Elementary School, Charleston, SCWe anticipate it every year. Summer is quickly approaching and school is coming (or for some already has come) to an end. A few months off from school bring a more carefree …

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Subbing Play for Sweets in Year-End Festivities

FullSizeRenderIt’s that time of year. The end of school is near and the weeks are filled with special events and ceremonies that culminate all the hard work students have done since September. …

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