office / sasaki associates
role / conceptual design, rendering, fabrication
program / responsive play-scape installation
site / charles river park - watertown
outlets for meaningful and active play for children are at an all time low. we believe in and design play-scapes that cultivate challenging and creative play. meaningful play is not only an issue of child development and physical fitness, but also of promoting health and personal growth for all ages and abilities.
our team developed a vision to reactivate a portion of charles river park in watertown with groundswell, a series of interventions including an inventive play-scape that promotes adventurous, inter generational, and accessible play. in conjunction with site visioning, we generated iterations of a full-scale prototype to test how the play structure could be adapted and replicated at other sites.