Are you making an Amazing Playground?

So…I’ve been approached by a television production company looking to create a series on America’s greatest playgrounds and playspaces, with me as host.  

But most of the projects I feature have already been completed!  What I need is a list of spectacular playground builds, grand designs, and great stories that will be unfolding over the next twelve months.   Standard poles and platforms need not apply.  

But if you’re an architect, designer, planner, builder, museum director, philanthropist, or anybody else involved in building an innovative playscape in the United States over the next year, then send me an email (arcadyatcoxdotnet) with what you’re planning, where and when you’ll be building and what makes it so special.  Maybe we’ll be on TV together!  

Please spread the word far and wide through your own networks…thanks!

10 Responses to “Are you making an Amazing Playground?”

  1. Paige Johnson said:

    Unfortunately that won’t be within the timeline of the show. But thanks for submitting and best wishes for a great project.

    March 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

  2. Tami said:

    We are currently doing a community build project on the 29th of March in Whitehouse Tn. This playground it being built to honor Cayden and Conner Long. They were Sports Illustrated Kids of the year in 2012.
    Connor does road races and bike races with his brother who is disabled. Even though Connor comes in last everytime he feels that this is something he can give to his brother. Here is the utube video I’m sure you will as touched by this as I am. We would love to have you join us.

    March 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

  3. Leana Nakielski said:

    Hi! We have an extraordinary playground redevelopment plan you may be interested in. Our public Montessori school is based in a high-poverty urban area of Milwaukee, WI. We are in the process of transforming our playground to an outdoor educational and edible landscape, including elements such as an edible forest, large school garden, fruit tree orchard, solar energy, rooftop gardens and beehives, rainwater collection, all-natural play structures (made from natural materials), imagination stations (malleable objects for play and learning), an outdoor stage, a labyrinth, hills and tunnels, a greenhouse, and so much more! It will be a demonstration of implementing our Montessori curriculum in an urban, working farm/environmentally conscious setting. Our goal is to improve health, wellness, sustainability as well as academic achievement, helping develop the child “as a whole.” I am happy to send more information to the email provided above. Thank you!

    March 06, 2014 at 9:38 am

  4. Thomas Santo said:

    This past year our elementary school partnered with the Community Design Collaborative to redesign our playground. Well, the playground reveal happened. Students, staff, community members, and administration gave their input to create a dream school playground. Will you collaborate with us? It is my hope to set a standard of 21st century elementary playgrounds. Through faith, this principal believes that dreams will come true.

    March 03, 2014 at 7:36 pm

  5. Tami said:

    I have a play space in Owewnsboro, Ky that is very unique.

    Please go to to see pictures.

    February 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  6. Sandra Calhoun said:

    Hi, I worked with /at Harris Lake County Park ( Wake County NC ). They have been working on a Natural Playground for couple years now. This park is very family oriented with many youth/family programs. I as well as many people would love to be a part. Loads of space and willing hands.

    February 19, 2014 at 8:56 am

  7. Carla Powell said:

    Slightly out of USA but we build playgrounds across Uganda from local materials tailor to the kids needs, making the playgrounds, fun, interactive and relevant to their society. If you wanted to do a project out of USA then you know where we are!

    February 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

  8. Lisa said:

    Hi Paige, We have several projects planned for 2014. I cannot discuss them publicly here, but please feel free to reach me via email. It seems we would be a really good fit as our mission is to do the unfamiliar and unordinary- we try to design and build ‘freakishly unique’ play environments. No poles and platforms, nothing in a box ever. Here is one of our latest design/builds:

    February 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  9. Tracey Lydon said:

    Our company, Miracle Playsystems – Designing Play, works with landscape architects in the San Francisco Bay area to develop custom play environments. We have some exciting projects that we are currently working on. We provided the play equipment for Lafayette Park in San Francisco that was designed with Miller Company Landscape Architects. We currently have another project we are designing with the same firm and we have a few others that are featured in our Projects section of our catalog. The design process we had working with Fletcher Studio for South Park, San Francisco is featured as one of the articles and might be a good project to consider featuring. Here is a link to our catalog.

    February 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm

  10. Bob Bangham said:

    We have a couple of projects in the mix (one we are designing right now to open at a major shopping mall in June) and would interested.

    February 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

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