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I'm Sarah: Co-editor of Playscapes, Landscape + Playground Designer, Small Business Owner, Amateur Woodworker, and Mom to 4 Year Old Playground Expert.

Ripple Effect Model Water Literacy Playscape, New Orleans, LA

Discovery within playscapes can happen on multiple levels – from the micro-scale sensory experience or observation of the natural world to a macro-scale discovery of the community context or larger landscape. Ripple Effect is a group of ...

Parisite DIY Skatepark, Crowdfunded in New Orleans, USA

There is a tendency, among play advocates in the US, to romanticize the adventure playgrounds of Europe and Japan. Adventure playgrounds are sometimes described as the purest expression of self-directed play. They are a place where kids actively ...

Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC

Last weekend I visited Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, NYC. The Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of artist Mark di Suvero, transformed ...

‘On the Fence’ an interactive play structure

    ‘On the Fence’ an installation in Manhattan, NY by Chat Traviso seeks to invert the function and meaning of a fence from a physical barrier to a place that brings people together. “Commissioned by the The Lower ...