Kids actively exercising their minds as well as their muscles.
|The listening forest|
Imagination Playground Loose Parts and a sculpted landscape, as well as sand and water installations at Burling Slip. (Just part of the playground!)The first Imagination Playground Park opened to the public on July 27, 2010, at Burling Slip in New York City, a collaboration between the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and Rockwell Group.
The park includes: a ramp, sandpit, slide, cascading water channel, rope climbing structure, masts and pulleys, and a listening forest, loose parts such as burlap bags, buckets, shovels, brooms, carts, buckets, sandbags, seating and steps.
Architect David Rockwell was spending time in playgrounds with his two children and noticing the lack of variation and encouragement of imagination. So he designed this playground, at no cost, for New York City to encourage child-directed, unstructured, free play. Thank you!
Read more about the importance of playgrounds at Playgrounds Part 1
See more photos of the above playground
See more playground ideas for preschools and kindergartens at my Pinterest.