19 of the most interesting playgrounds in the world

Swarovski Kristallwelten

The former US President Theodore Roosevelt once said that play is a basic human need, and the creation of playgrounds should be approached with all seriousness and provided to all children – without exception, as schools.

It seems that many architects share this point of view – many interesting play spaces are being created all over the world. Today, playgrounds can float in the ocean or take the form of a huge, colorful crocodile. Here are some interesting playgrounds from around the world that will make anyone want to go back to childhood.

Today, playgrounds can float in the ocean or take the shape of a huge, colorful crocodile. In this article, you can see some of the best playground designs around the world, many of which will make you want to be a kid again.

Rope tower Swarovski Kristallwelten

The Swarovski Kristallwelten play tower and playground in Tyrol, Austria, was designed by Snøhetta architecture.

Four different levels make up the play tower, where kids can use a grid to climb to the highest point at a height of 45 feet.

Мотузкова вежа Swarovski Kristallwelten
Swarovski Kristallwelten

City of entertainment on the water

The German company Wibit Sports GmbH, which is engaged in the production of water equipment, invented a city of water attractions. Here you can ride on slides and swings, climb on trampolines, and also try out a whole complex of different game obstacles. The site is located next to the Golden Horn in Bol, Croatia. This is one of the network’s 60 sites on the Croatian coast.

Місто розваг на воді

Japanese children’s nest

Tezuka Architects brings fantasy to life with Woods of Net in Hakone, Japan. Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi Makadam hand-woven this rainbow nest for children. Here they can crawl, jump and roll.

Японське дитяче гніздо

New York Giants

But Brooklyn artist Tom Otterness decided that it would be appropriate to combine the play space with an art object and came up with 27 whimsical bronze figures 24.5 feet high and 30 feet long. The most famous strange giant lives in Manhattan. Its nine-meter legs are used as slides. This unusual playground is safe for children – it does not have a single sharp corner.

Гіганти Нью-Йорка

Gulliver of Valencia

In 1990, architect Rafael Rivera, artist Manolo Martin and designer Josep Vincent “Sento” Llobel Bisbal, inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, created “Park Gulliver” in Valencia, Spain.

Гулівер із Валенсії

Mirror House is a “house of laughter” in Copenhagen

The “house of laughter” with walls made of curved mirrors causes absolute delight among children. The great idea and implementation belongs to the MLRP company. Located at Mirror House in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mirror House – «будинок сміху» у Копенгагені

A car park in Peru

Located in Lima, Peru, the colorful obstacle park known as the Ghost Train Park was created by the Basurama group of architects.

When creating the park, abandoned railway tracks were used as building materials. In fact, almost the entire site is built from recycled materials, including car parts and tires.

Парк з машин у Перу
Дитячий майданчик на недобудованому мосту

Knitted crocodile

In 2012, Polish-born Brooklyn artist Olek crocheted an alligator in São Paulo, Brazil, in a playground designed by Brazilian architect Marcia Maria Benevento.

В'язаний крокодил

Acorns in Canberra

The National Arboretum, in Canberra, Australia, is home to hundreds of rare trees. A playground with giant acorn slides, created by TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean), is located at the top of the hill on which the reserve is located.

Жолуди в Канберрі

Airplane Museum

The City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri was originally created by sculptor Bob Cassilli. A group of artists known as the Cassilli Team continued to complete it even after his death.

The 600,000-square-foot museum includes a gym made from decommissioned airplanes, two 10-story slides, a series of multi-story slides, and a rooftop Ferris wheel.

Музей літаків

Huge owls from Stockholm

The Danish studio Monstrum is known for its creative playground solutions.

Pictured here is Kristineberg Slottspark in Stockholm, Sweden. The playground is made of wooden owl sculptures – two of which are king and queen owls, 18 feet tall.

Величезні сови зі Стокгольму

Toy houses of Copenhagen

This Brumlebyen playground in Copenhagen, Denmark was modeled by the design minds of Monstrum Studio as toy replicas of the townhouses that make up the neighborhood.

The truth is much more fun here. than at home The houses are equipped with azure walls, slides and balancing transitions connecting the structures.

If you have a desire to build similar tree houses, here are the instructions, and if it doesn’t work out, call us and we’ll build it 🙂

Іграшкові будинки Копенгагена

Cat from Heterborg

Monstrum Studio also built this 50-pound blue whale in Gothenburg, Sweden. Children can climb up his stomach and roll down his back.

Кіт із Гетерборга

Towers of Copenhagen

Monstrum was founded by a design duo, which explains this theatrical union of their venues.

Their tower playground is modeled after some of the most popular towers in Copenhagen, Denmark, and even includes a star observatory.

Башти Копенгагена

Children’s railway station

And the last playground authored by Monstrum Studio is “Children’s Station” – an indoor playground at the Danish Railway Museum in Odense, Denmark.

The creators were inspired by the construction of the central railway station in Odense in the 1960s. The site has a moving train and an equipped control room. Here you can study how the heart of the train works – the locomotive.

Дитяча залізнична станція
Дитяча залізнична станція

Vail nests

Officially known as Sun Bird Park, it is located in Vail, Colorado and was built during the Tres Birds Artist Workshop.

Surrounded by bird habitats, the playground is made of wooden nests connected by ropes and bridges.

Гнізда Вейл

Sydney Park

Blaxland Riverside Park, located in Sydney, Australia, is the brainchild of JMD Design. It is a hundred-pound soft playground with tunnels, mazes, a water playground, swings and slides.

Сіднейський парк

Park swings

“Swing Time” is an interactive platform created in a temporary park near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

It was designed by Höweler+Yoon Architecture. The play area features 20 lighted swings that glow from white to purple when ridden on.

Парк гойдалки

Cave of miracles

Bounce Below is a set of three giant trampolines located inside Llechwedd Slate Caves, a former Victorian mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. The playground was created by the company Zip World, which specializes in active activities. This is an underground playground with three trampolines that are beautifully illuminated. It is interesting for both children and adults.

As an option, the same site can be made in a shopping center without any problems!

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Тетера Павел

Тетера Павел

Засновник компанії Rope Park. Головний спеціаліст по проєктуванню мотузкових парків, парків розваг та благоустрою міст. Досвід понад 23 роки.

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