Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Imagination Playground




Imagination Playground is a place where kids will exercise their minds as well as their muscles.

A unique joining of private and public entities in order to provide a new playground model for cities. The first that I've heard of is this one in New York City where the Rockwell Group and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation have collaborated to create a new playground model that is a dynamic alternative to more traditional play spaces.

Imagination Playground is a rich environment of diverse materials that encourages unstructured child directed “free play”, the very sort of activity that is vital to developing cognitive, social and emotional skills.