Category Archives: Playground Design

Playground Design With History In Mind

Playground Design With History In Mind

The second-oldest park in Cincinnati was recently revitalized through a unique partnership between the Cincinnati Park Board and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC). Working together, the two organizations engaged in a community-based master planning process to create a civic space that includes a custom-themed GameTime playground. Washington Park designers were committed to creating a play environment that reflected the community’s cultural and architectural heritage. David Williams and Associates from GameTime worked closely with the park’s planners to fully … Continue reading

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Cre8Play Designs Healing Garden

Cre8Play Designs Healing Garden

Cre8Play recently designed and built a healing garden and playground for Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. The rooftop garden, just outside the intensive care unit, covers 6,000 square feet and provides a space where patients and their families can get outside for some fresh air, a break in the hospital routine, and a chance to just play. Healing gardens that provide a connection with nature and the out-of-doors have been shown to calm patients and their stressed families and … Continue reading

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An Accessible, Sustainable Playground

The Let All The Children Play playground at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY, features wide paths and ramp-equipped climbing structures. Photo by Peter Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications

East Meadow, N.Y., is home to a new, fully accessible Let All The Children Play playground. BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers served as architect, landscape architect, site engineer, and construction administrator for the two-acre facility. It is the first fully accessible playground in Nassau County and one of the first in the United States. The Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums developed the playground in a private/public partnership with Let All The Children Play Foundation. The Long … Continue reading

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Playground Design Symposium

Playcore will present a free educational symposium for parks and recreation, landscape architecture and educational professionals in South Dakota next month. The symposium will begin at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Pierre Chamber of Commerce, 800 W. Dakota, Pierre, S.D., 57501. Topics will include Infusing Play Into Pathway Networks and Funding Outdoor Play Projects. Refreshments and lunch will be served, and you can earn continuing education credits. To RSVP, contact Mindy Cheap, recreation superintendent for the city of … Continue reading

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Creating Chemistry

Albert Einstein is credited with saying, “Play is the highest form of research.” If that is the case, then our nation’s playgrounds are our most important laboratories. Playgrounds offer children challenge, excitement, and a place for strenuous physical activity that health experts tell us is vitally important. Playgrounds are a place to test physical limits, interact socially in coordinated play, and learn first-hand the implications of the laws of physics. Like most laboratories, playgrounds are risky places, but that is … Continue reading

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