Notes from the Field
Notes from the Field
March 23rd, 2017
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Risky Business: The dangers of playgrounds that are too safe
Meghan Talarowski is the founder and director of Studio Ludo. She recently spent six months in London studying playgrounds and collecting data on user demographics, behavior and...
Making the World Better at Waterloo
Waterloo Recreation Center, one of three sites that were the focus of our Play Space design competition, has received $200,000 from the Make the World Better Foundation to kick...
Op-Ed: Rethinking play space for children in Philadelphia
"We believe public space that encourages children to play is a vital contributor to creative, capable children and safer, healthier communities," stated executive directors Beth...
Summer of Play
Two inventive Collaborative volunteer teams brought playfulness to public spaces this summer. One team designed giant P-L-A-Y letters and other fun stuff for Philly Play's Day of...
Community Choice gives people a vote in Play Space
Darren Cottman is the Adult/Teen Library Supervisor of the Blanche A. Nixon Branch/Cobbs Creek Branch of the Free Library. When Darren was offered the opportunity to involve his...
Play Space Design Awards show where "design comes into play"
On Wednesday, March 16, an enthusiastic crowd gathered to see the nine finalists of the Play Space Design Competition. Each finalist team—chosen from among 40 inspiring...
Play It Up
Check out Daniel Jost's column in the July 2016 issue Landscape Architecture Magazine, where he writes about our yearlong campaign to promote the value of recreation in...
NEA Art Works Award to Support Play Space
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement...
Play Space Design Competition Finalists Announced
In September we released a global call for entries to our Play Space Design Competition after identifying three locations to serve as inspiration—a school, a library, and a...
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