From Sci-Fi Recess Equipment to Workspace Playgrounds, It's On

 - Sep 11, 2009   Updated: Apr 14 2011
These playgrounds probably aren't like the ones you played on as an elementary school student one bit. From intelligent playgrounds designed specifically to fight child obesity to playgrounds that would look more appropriate as modern art sculptures, these next-gen places to play will dress up any school yard.

Implications - Educational facilities are increasingly embracing avant-garde playgrounds to stimulate students' creativity; city planners are simultaneously creating play spaces that double as innovative art. To take advantage of this opportunity, architects and creative professionals should blend elements of nature and technology and create classic playground equipment with a thoroughly modern aesthetic. Such play spaces will appeal to kids and office workers alike.