Adventure Playgrounds – Issue 012 – GOOD

Adventure Playgrounds – Issue 012 – GOOD: “Berkeley’s Adventure Playground is one of a handful of playgrounds in the United States based on a concept that grew in popularity after World War II. During the Nazi occupation of Denmark, the landscape architect C. Th. S�rensen created a new playground with whatever junk was available. It turned out, that’s exactly what kids like. “The simplicity of the concept is still startling,” writes Susan Solomon. “This idea—that kids are more interested in playing with what they find lying around than with what we think they should be playing—is the bedrock idea of all new play areas. Kids, whose lives are becoming increasingly structured by school, sports, music lessons, need time to do anything they want, and if it’s not given to them, they will just take it.””


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