Amazing Playgrounds

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From a yarn playground crocheted by hand to a glow-in-the-dark skatepark, these are some of the coolest playscapes I’ve seen yet.

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Lots of people crochet, but how many do you know that order yarn by the ton? Such is the case for Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, the artist behind the stunning Rainbow Net playground at the Hakone Sculpture Park in Japan. The idea for the crochet playscape actually happened by accident, after Toshiko observed two children interacting with a crochet art installation she had on exhibit. (via playscapes)

primary structure playground by jacob dahlgren primary structure playground by jacob dahlgren

The colorful Primary Structure by Jacob Dahlgren is located deep in the forest of a rural estate in Sweden called Wanas. Serving as part of an arts foundation,  the wooded estate has over 50 permanent outdoor art installations that are open to the public during various exhibitions and festivals that are held throughout the year. (via playscapes)

glow-in-the-dark skate park glow-in-the-dark skate park

Skaters can burn the midnight oil at OTRO, a glow-in-the-dark skateboard park located on Vassiviére Island in France. Taking over four years to complete, Korean designer Koo Jeong-A used phosphorescent concrete that creates a nightly glow equivalent to the light of a million fireflies. (via designboom)

7 Comments

  • September 3, 2012

    Melissa Kojima

    Mind blowing, playground fun! Playgrounds are still some of my favorite places and spaces. These ones are at the top of the list now! That’s so wonderful how the Japanese crochet came up with the playground. I’d love to play on it. And the glow in the dark skate part is tooooooo awesome!

  • September 4, 2012

    Jenni @ Just Stuff

    Wow! Amazing is right. I want to visit all three of these. Thanks for posting about them.

  • September 4, 2012

    Stephanie @ Henry Happened

    I’m impressed. I don’t see how anyone would not want to play in those, haha!

  • September 17, 2012

    kim

    Wow! Just wow!

  • February 9, 2013

    Mechelle

    The crocheted playground is sooooooo cool. Would love to help make one of those in our community

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