Sarah Key
May 30, 2018

Playgrounds

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"Playgrounds have the largest impact on children's learning and development. Play is the key to physical, mental, intellectual and social well being of children. Therefore, playgrounds and playtime are vitally important to children for their fun and relaxation as well as for their good health and well-being." -researchgate.net

 

It's easier to understand if you have children. They need time to play, learn, grow, and find boundaries. What better way than to do so in the heart of Old Town where there is fun for the whole family. Please review my suggestions on children's playgrounds. There have been no targeted areas developed but with a walkable community on this rise, sometimes the best place is the most unexpected.

 

If you are familiar with Old Town, review my suggestions and comment below on where you would put this hidden gem.

 

Keep in mind, cookie cutter playgrounds are on their way out of style so let's look to take it to the next level by pushing the boundaries on how we describe "play". Play for all could be in a recycled textile mill using re-purposed materials such as barrels seen in one image below. Or could have an increased awareness of sensory as seen in another. Either way you spin the ball, it's important to develop great working partnerships to maximize development that will last a lifetime, like friendships made on the playground.

 

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