A Hot-Air Balloon Swing May Grace a Riverside Park in Queens, New York

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 27, 2015
References: lockhartkrause.au & dezeen
Children and adults -- with the expensive dream of hovering over the city on gas power -- would be delighted by the installation of this hot-air balloon swing. Proposed by Jesse Lockhart-Krause, this imaginative piece of playground architecture would enable users to float freely in the air as they oscillate back and forth.

With an enormous canopy of color overhead, visitors to the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island, New York, can sway solo, experiencing a new level of lightness on an American oak wood seat. The inflated nylon chute would be anchored securely to the ground by polypropylene ropes and a structure of aluminum posts. The latter would help to deliver warm gas for the momentary raising of the hot-air balloon swing set during each use.