The Hot New Urban Renewal Trend Is... Swings

Step aside dancing fountains and community gardens, it’s the age of the urban swing set. I’m not talking about playgrounds. These are swings designed for adults, enticing the tushes of office workers, college students, and tourists—city dwellers young and old who all want to take a turn kicking their legs up into the… » 3/31/15 2:35pm 3/31/15 2:35pm

Turn Playgrounds Into Game Controllers With This Motion-Sensing Clip

An afternoon spent playing on a smartphone or tablet isn't exactly the most healthiest way for a kid to spend their free time—but at this point mobile devices are a part of life and aren't going away. So a few enterprising folks came up with a clever over-sized clip called the Hybrid Play, that attaches to moving… » 10/23/14 9:09am 10/23/14 9:09am

9 Images of How Kids Played Before Modern Playgrounds Existed

"Playground." The word evokes visions of brightly colored jungle gyms and swing-sets, fenced-off or otherwise protected from dangers of the surrounding real world. But before these kinds of site-specific joy zones, kids kept busy: Playing. On the ground. " Reinventing the Square" is an exhibition that looks at the… » 8/22/14 9:00am 8/22/14 9:00am

Mobius Climbers Are Totally Awesome, Dangerous Playground Equipment

These Mobius Climbers are super-sweet playground equipment inspired by Mobius strips, bending and curving all over the place with grips and bars for climbing. It's the type of thing I would have killed to play on as a kid but would be forbidden to by my reasonable parents, who would see these things for what they are:… » 2/29/08 11:15am 2/29/08 11:15am