HERO playground, Rural Studio, Greensboro Alabama, 1996-1997

I hope to someday see the work of Rural Studio in Alabama, including this playground by Melissa Teng and Joe Alcock which was one of the 1996-1997 student projects.
“The H.E.R.O. (Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization) Playground was built for the Hale County Department of Human Resources, adjacent to their building in Greensboro, Alabama. The design was inspired by research indicating that children are most comfortable in natural environments.
Students used natural materials and simple shapes to increase the playground’s appeal to children. Donated electrical poles, which are angled in different directions, are meant to resemble trees. There are also cylinders for the children to climb through, a tire swing, and a large sandbox. Beautifully landscaped, the playground is not only a visually appealing project, but has been enjoyed by many Hale County children.”
I had some difficulty finding good photos of this…if you have better ones please pass them on.
photos by nonsense bird via flickr, amy_elizabeth_west via flickr, and the aforelinked Rural Studio website.

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