Space Age Playgrounds by Fred Schumm, Colorado Springs, 1957-1958

Fred Schumm of Colorado Springs is one of those artists I love to rediscover…largely unknown characters, generally sculptors,  who constructed a few playground pieces in the exciting milieu that was mid-century play design.  Fred was friends with photographer Myron Wood, who documented his play sculpture in Conejos and Boulder Crescent Parks.  Fortunately, RadioColoradoCollege conducted an oral history interview with Fred shortly before his death in 2010 at the age of 85.  The playground memories begin at 4:17.    “Neither one of them are there anymore….”  Too bad for play.

[Images from the Pikes Peak Library Digital Collections]



2 Responses to “Space Age Playgrounds by Fred Schumm, Colorado Springs, 1957-1958”

  1. Paige Johnson said:

    What a fabulous photo, Mike! I’ll be posting it soon. Thanks so much!

    March 10, 2015 at 5:46 am

  2. Mike Collins said:

    Here’s a link to a family photo of the Imagine Playground in Colorado Springs, 1958.

    March 09, 2015 at 9:46 pm

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