Parque Gulliver, Valencia Spain, 1990

Gulliver’s body morphs into slides, ramps, stairs and caves, scaled so that visitors are the size of the Lilliputians. A joint project by architect Rafael Rivera, artist Manolo Martin and the designer Sento.
Submitted by bianca, who is embarking on her own playground designs in Spain. [Thanks and good luck, bianca!]

5 Responses to “Parque Gulliver, Valencia Spain, 1990”

  1. Connie Brittain said:

    I am working on a project to bring real world problems to students learning about area and perimeter. I wish to incorporate playgrounds around the world, that will not only allow students to work with area and perimeter, but compare and contrast those same playgrounds with others around the world. If possible I would like to include a drawing of one of your rectangular playgrounds in the lesson plan. The lesson plan once complete will be included on the website:
    VIF is an online learning and resource center for educators wish to make the world a smaller, friendly place for students to grow up in.

    If this is something you company would be able to help with, please send a set of plans that can be uploaded to the VIF site. The students once using your drawings would then search out photographs of the park whose plans were provided and compare it with other playgrounds around their community and world.
    Connie Brittain
    Harrisburg Elementary
    Lead Teacher

    February 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

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  4. kellyi said:


    Just found you via “playing by the book”.

    So thrilled to find another person who shares a passion for playgrounds!

    We have a good one near by called Bowood, but you have to pay to play which is not so good.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:24 pm

  5. DK said:

    That has to be the most brilliant idea for a play structure I've ever seen. I may have to check on tickets to Valencia soon.

    BTW, I've just moved to Jerusalem where there are a few interesting playscapes that I will be sure to take pictures of and send to you.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm

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