Cynthia Gentry of the Atlanta Taskforce on Play sends word that the ATL playground, winner of the Playable10 competition, has been named #1 in the “50 Things Every Atlantan Must Do!” by Atlanta Magazine. This is a great example of a playspace becoming part of a city’s identity. I was pleased to be a judge for Playable10.
The Child and Nature Network are again partnering with Clif in the Backyard Game Contest…enter by June 17th to win $15,000 for your favorite non-profit or a $10,000 scholarship.
Budding Playground designer Lisa Kramer is trying to raise $1755 via indiegogo to build a playground in Phumlani village, Cape Town, South Africa. It’s a reminder to all of us that playgrounds shouldn’t cost so much!
The Center for Ecoliteracy has a new free download about making school gardens: “Creating Gardens of Goodness,. They also offer the perennially popular Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms. If you’re making a school garden, think about how you can add play to it as well! Consider a swinging gate, a climbable edging, a sand pit, some stumps as sitting/jumping platforms…