Playgrounds have come a long way since they entered mass-production in the 1960s. Today, playgrounds incorporate many different elements to provide a fun and interactive experience for kids of all ages.
The Possibility Playground in Port Washington is a playground for all ages that provides opportunities to learn and grow through play. This inclusive playground features a maze, schoolhouse, and climbing equipment.
Smothers Park, formerly known as Riverfront Park, has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Owensboro since its reopening in August 2012. This beautiful riverfront park features spectacular views of the Ohio River and Downtown Owensboro, a concert pavilion, signature fountains that feature a mesmerizing fountain show, and the world-renowned Lazy Dayz Children’s Playground.
This playground is ginormous and covered with recycled rubber that covers the entire area, which protects children’s knees from scrapes and bruises and also cushions their steps. The playground was built by Miracle Recreation of Kentucky and Tennessee, who worked closely with ESDA Architects to create this one-of-a-kind installation. The playground was named “Top Playground in the World” by Landscape Architect’s Network in 2015. Other highlights of this park include the Charles Shelton Memorial and three stunning fountains that showcase an incredible fountain show every 15 minutes.
Lazy Dayz Children’s Playground
This 메이저 사이트 may not impress in size, but it makes up for it in creative play elements. Monkey bars, ladders and musical alligators make for a playful adventure, while the larger-than-life bug jar and two sand play areas encourage kids to get imaginative with their activities.
The park’s waterfront location adds a scenic backdrop, and its three signature fountains provide a water show every 15 minutes. The park also includes a beautiful gazebo, open air pavilion, concession stand, clean restrooms and free WiFi.
This unique playground is designed to help children learn about the environment. Its natural materials and nature-inspired activities like rings, net climbers, wobble pod bouncers, a bridge and nature collages help develop coordination and muscle strength. It also includes a climbing tree and an Elvin village for imaginative play.
World of Wonder Playground
The World of Wonder Playground is a wonderful place for kids to let loose and play. It offers a variety of fun activities, from the Biba Activated Playground (augmented reality gameplay experience) to climbing rock walls and monkey bars. The park is also home to a three-story slide tower, two lawn play areas, swings and a 1/5 mile concrete walking loop.
The playground, built with private donations and the help of volunteers, is experiencing maintenance issues. The engineered wood product used to construct the equipment at Southeast Clarke Park has warped and become brittle in the warm Athens-Clarke County climate.
Currently, the county plans to maintain the playground until a new playground built with local sales tax funds is opened nearby on Whit Davis Road. Salvable elements of the current playground, including the tiles with children’s painted handprints and paw prints from Uga, the University of Georgia bulldog mascot, will be incorporated into that new playground.
Harry Thomas Sr. Playspace
Named for the late Ward 5 DC Councilmember, this park plays with the Fibonacci mathematical sequence — a series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two before it. It is also the basis of spirals in nature, including fiddlehead ferns and mollusk shells.
While the organic structures may look whimsical and fun, their purpose is serious: to teach kids about science, art, architecture and math through play. The playground was named one of the top 16 coolest parks in the world by Mental Floss and was ranked as the second best US playground by Early Childhood Education Zone.
Kids will enjoy climbing, swinging and sliding at this large park that is divided into age-appropriate sections. There are even areas for adults to join in the fun.
Alexander W. Kemp Playground
If kids haven’t learned yet that there’s nothing better than a day at the playground to keep them entertained, they’re sure to find out soon enough. Playing at the World of Wonder Playground in Georgia, for example, is guaranteed to delight children — and their parents and caregivers.
This unique playground reminds kids that all kinds of possibilities are out there thanks to more than 30 specialized pieces of equipment, including a series of suspended rope bridges that can help them test their agility. It also features a musical alligator and an interactive tic-tac-toe wall.
There’s also a “Wonder Valley” that has slides embedded in the hilly landscape, and a water play area where kids can turn a crank to manipulate water and sand. There’s even a large sunshade made out of old drums that keeps the playscape cool and comfortable.