OK, my absolute new love is ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS. You know about these, right? Started after WWII – children playing with loose parts, rubble, scrap building materials to build their own play and playgrounds. The phenomenon caught on first in Europe and is still going strong in many cities. (Berlin has over 100 adventure playgrounds today). One of the key components to the adventure playground is the adult PLAYWORKER – being mostly hands-off, but keeping a careful eye on the goings-on. There were adventure playgrounds all over North American way back when too. Now there is only a few…. but they are coming back. The Adventure Play Renaissance is happening! Let’s do it!
check out this amazing vintage film of a British Adventure Playground back in the day:
(click to watch)