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Creativity-Promoting Playgrounds

This Adventure Playground in New York Promotes Imaginative Play

— March 25, 2016 — Life-Stages
Governor's Island is set to become the site of New York City's first adventure playground. While the concept is common in places such as Europe, North American cities are only just beginning to experiment with the creativity-boosting playgrounds.

The new adventure playground in New York will provide space for children to play independently, without the rigidity of schedules and fixed play equipment. Unlike a traditional playground, kids will be free to do basically whatever they want. In order to make sure kids are safe, the space will be staffed by play workers who will step in if children are engaging in anything too risky. However, the island is nearly car-free and the park itself is free from any major hazards, making it a safe space for children to let their imagination run wild.

The new park ultimately serves as a reaction to over-parenting and the hyper-monitored lives that many children now lead.
Trend Themes
1. Adventure Playgrounds - The rise of adventure playgrounds provides children with the freedom to explore and engage in imaginative play.
2. Independent Play - Encouraging independent play in playgrounds allows children to develop creativity and problem-solving skills.
3. Rebellion Against Over-parenting - Adventure playgrounds represent a rebellion against over-parenting and the need for scheduled play.
Industry Implications
1. Playground Equipment Manufacturing - Manufacturers in the playground equipment industry can focus on creating modular and customizable equipment to support adventure playgrounds.
2. Childcare and Recreation Services - Childcare centers and recreational facilities can incorporate adventure playgrounds into their offerings to meet the growing demand for independent play experiences.
3. Urban Planning and Architecture - Urban planners and architects can incorporate adventure playground design principles into public spaces, creating more opportunities for creative and unstructured play.
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