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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

09th January 2017

Would you let your kids play with saws, hammers, old tyres, and building scraps, completely unsupervised and out of your immediate reach?

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

09th January 2017

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

09th January 2017

That’s what many parents are doing at play:groundNYC on Governors Island in New York, as well as around the world, in increasingly popular kids’ parks known as adventure playgrounds.

Closely resembling junkyards, adventure playgrounds, conceived by Danish landscape architect C. Th. Sørensen and first opened in Emdrup, Denmark in 1943, were created so “children could create and shape, dream and imagine a reality.” From there, the adventure playground concept gained popularity, leading to the establishment of more across the globe. There are presently about 1,000 adventure playgrounds worldwide, from Europe to Japan to the United States, with more popping up in recent years.

Read more here and watch the kickstarter campaign for Play:Ground NYC below

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