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Redesigning Playgrounds to Promote “Loose” Play - Think Pop-up Play Spaces

Philly.com – February 27, 2015
By Inga Saffron

Redesigning Playgrounds to Promote “Loose” Play - Think Pop-up Play Spaces Given the ice crust encasing our streets right now, this might seem to be a strange moment to ponder what makes a good playground. A kid is lucky to gulp a few breaths of fresh air in the minutes between school and home. It feels as if it will be months before the slides are warm enough to touch again. When the thaw does come, as it inevitably will, most children will race out to the kind of playgrounds that feature mass-produced plastic forts done up in circus-inspired colors and perched on spongy mats. Grateful to be liberated from their…
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