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Housekeeping Notes…

The blog is experiencing some technical instability, mostly due to the fact that it is now approaching 2000 posts and 5000 images in content, and is overtaxing its platform.  An upgrade will be available soon that will make all that inspiration more accessible to you readers, but in the meantime there are some issues with the correspondent, submissions, and free downloads features.  Please bear with me if you’ve submitted something or asked to be a correspondent or if the posts are a bit wonky via email over the next few weeks.  Playscapes is a volunteer and unpaid effort for me, but a joy except when the site breaks down!   Thanks for reading, and in advance for your patience. -Paige


Call for Entrants....Philadelphia P...

The deadline is approaching for teams to register to design an innovative play space for a public school, library, and - Read the rest...

Call for Artists...Miami, Florida P...

Seeking artists for a climbable, playable sculpture to be part of a new playscape in Miami, Florida! Local or Florida - Read the rest...

Submit your proposal for Boston's P...

Thanks to those of you who have gotten in touch so far and we look forward to hearing from more - Read the rest...

Submit your proposal for Boston's P...

On July 18 The Lawn on D, Boston’s new creative event space will host PLAY-DAY. Taking it’s cue from the tremendous popularity - Read the rest...

Traditional Daishan Swings, Nepal

As the heart of the world turns toward Nepal, I am reminded of its beautiful tradition of communal swings–constructed to - Read the rest...

Playscapes hits 3,000,000!

And while I was hard at work in the lab, at some point the blog quietly ticked over 3,000,000 page - Read the rest...

Apologies for the slowdown in posting while I try to change the world with nanotechnology. Seriously great things in the - Read the rest...

Just a housekeeping note that this week we’ll be adding our Playscapes correspondents’ posts into the email feed so that you get - Read the rest...

Last few days for the Holiday Book ...

So, I forgot to take down the holiday book deal on January 1, as scheduled. By popular demand I’ll leave - Read the rest...

Just a blog housekeeping note that over the next few weeks we’ll be transitioning to the mailchimp service for blog - Read the rest...

I am in London for a bit longer but my heart is in New York City today, with the friends - Read the rest...

Is Playground Basketball Dead?

From an in-depth article on the death of playground basketball, at ESPN: “The crowds that used to stand four deep are - Read the rest...

Apologies for the recent spam…you’d think hackers would have more important things to do than attack a site about playgrounds! - Read the rest...

Call for Artists, Waterfront Seattl...

Seattle is seeking an artist/team to create a public artwork that engages play as both theme and activity, and the - Read the rest...

Call for Artists: San Diego Beachf...

Are you a playful artist? No official RFP on this one but a group in San Diego is looking for - Read the rest...

Cellar Door slide

Thanks to reader Conuly for the tip on a linguistic analysis of the ‘cellar door’ slide reference…fascinating reading. An 1894 song - Read the rest...

Thanks for applying to be part of t...

Thank you to everyone who submitted a play space to be part of the potential Playscapes TV series…we’re in the - Read the rest...

Happy Birthday Aldo van Eyck

The Playscapes Correspondents are celebrating Aldo van Eyck’s birthday, too…don’t miss Maier Yagod’s post on van Eyck’s influence in Israel, - Read the rest...

Playscapes Television Series - Call...

  Are You Making an Amazing Playground? Thanks to all who have already submitted their great projects. If you haven’t, - Read the rest...

Are you making an Amazing Playgroun...

So…I’ve been approached by a television production company looking to create a series on America’s greatest playgrounds and playspaces, with - Read the rest...

Playground Events at the Carnegie M...

SATURDAYS, JANUARY 18–FEBRUARY 8 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. TEEN WORKSHOP Architecture 101: Playgrounds and Public Spaces $100 ($85 members); Includes sketchbook and all materials. - Read the rest...