Where I live playgrounds are all the same. At our preschool we tried to design a different kind of playground but through the twists and turns of regulations we were foiled and ended up with the cookie cutter version. You know the kind, yellow and green with a plastic slide and a non challenging climber. Sure kids play on it, but they spend more time on the giant rock in the yard.
The rock that cost nothing versus the gazillion dollar cookie cutter playground. It’s rather discouraging.
But in another example of worlds colliding there’s this:
Artists and Playgrounds. Yup, artists are designing playgrounds.
These photos pretty much leave me speechless. Which if you know me is a very rare state for me to be in.
They are all featured in a blog called Playscapes, the author of which says:
How many playscapes are beautiful enough to qualify for a place in a permanent art collection? How would playgrounds be different if they had to?
Amen to that.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, I give you this:
The Crocheted Playground
Can we start a revolt on the cookie cutter versions!?