7 of the World’s Most Unique Playgrounds!

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1. The Fruit & Scent Playground – Sweden

According to a study by Karolinska University Hospital, obesity among seven year-olds in Stockholm has increased from 8.5% to 21% over the last fifteen years. We’d like to think that this unusual playground near Trekantssjön (Trekants Lake) on the island of Liljeholmen is meant to reinforce positive food choices while children play. Visitors to this small park will find a banana slide, strawberry spinners, cherry swings, an orange see-saw and a watermelon jungle gym. None of the info we found explained the “scent” part of the park’s name, however. Perhaps some of the equipment is scratch and sniff?

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2. Clemyjontri Park – Virginia

Upon first glance, this may look like just another playground, but it’s not. The difference is that almost every aspect of this two-acre park has been designed for access by all children, even those with physical disabilities. Lowered monkey bars provide easy access. Instead of stairs or ladders, ramps lead up to the elevated play components. Pathways between equipment are wide and colorful, and the ground surfaces are non-slip and porous designed to provide a greater level of access for children. In 2010, Friends of Clemyjontri successfully raised enough money to purchase and install Virginia’s first Liberty Swing, a swing which allows wheelchair users the experience of swinging without having to transfer from their wheelchair.

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3. Tear Drop Park – New York City

This public park in Battery Park City may be small, but it certainly makes the most of the space. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, a New York City landscape architecture firm, the park was built to be sustainable by mimicking a northeastern forest. Visitors will find prominent rock outcroppings, geologic formations, a secret path, and a bluestone ice wall. Kids will enjoy the huge slide, sandboxes, water play areas, a reading space with rock seats, and places to rock hop. unusual playgrounds, international playgrounds, playgrounds around the world, best playgrounds, top playgrounds, playgrounds in Paris, Belleville Park

4. Belleville Park Playground – Paris

Designed by BASE Landscape Architecture, this is another play structure that provides a lot in a small space. Located on a high-pitched slope, the playground area is a climbing course with different inclinations for different levels and varying age groups. The park creators “used an array of design elements, resembling a flying carpet, medieval defenses, part of a pirate ship, and more. But Belleville’s crowning achievement is situated at the park’s highest point, ready to be used once the rest of the playground has been conquered: it’s a tree house,” explains Early Childhood Ed.

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One Response to “7 of the World’s Most Unique Playgrounds!”

  1. L.A. says:

    Number 5 shows an image from St Kilda adventure playground South Australia, not Victoria.

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