Friday, June 6, 2008

Play in the City

New York City has a lot of playgrounds. The NY Times takes a look.
Heading uptown we hit Adventure Playground on 67th Street and Central Park West, a relic from the adventure-playground movement that emerged here in the 1960s. The concept, which swept the country, grew out of World War II Europe, where children joyfully played atop mountains of junk and rubble. Led by the American landscape designer M. Paul Friedberg, the new philosophy in playground architecture called for more challenging, sometimes dangerous environments: concrete climbing walls and hiding spots that made it hard for parents to find their children.

Check them out here.