On Tuesday the 4. 5 million dollar “Imagination Playground” opened in New York. Instead of the usual playground equipment, the playground features large foam movable parts, sand, and water.
The playground is located at Burling Slip and South Street in New York. Like Disneyland its creator David Rockwell is a dad who wanted to build something engaging for his kids.
The problem I imagine with such playgrounds is keeping them from wearing out or walking off. There’s a solution for that (and yes it costs money). There are “play workers” keeping watch. It seems like this type of playground equipment would be ideal for rec centers or day cares. Or even at home in the back yard. It just may get a bit unwieldy for cities to manage. Still, the idea is fun and it looks like they have created plenty of that.