Play Nets in Caves: Bounce Below, Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, 2014

The bouncy caves of Wales have been already been all over the internet, but I’ll post them here too, as a particularly dramatic reminder of how play has the ability to revitalize–to utterly remake–neglected spaces.   If playful nets can do this for a damp, dark cave, what can play do to revitalize an ugly and forgotten part of your city?  Think about it.  And if when you share your ideas people think you are crazy, remember that someone in Wales had the courage to say, “I’d like to put a bunch of bouncy nets down an abandoned slate mine.”    Making great play takes courage…like “Bounce Below’, it is not for the faint of heart.

[Bounce Below is closed until February 13 as its owners add even more play features.  Via mymodernmet,  thanks to Chris for reminding me about it!]

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