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.