This project will transform several sidewalks and a bus stop area outside a local YMCA into a vibrant playspace. This 2D, training camp-inspired obstacle course will utilize in-ground trampolines to provide an estimated 845 kids annually with opportunities to be active and socialize.
The Barker Road Play Path will connect local residents to Whitmore Lake, a major downtown area. The path will feature musical instruments, hidden painted rocks, custom benches and interactive games like hopscotch. Due to its proximity to the school, the path can also be used for outdoor education purposes. The project will serve an estimated 500 kids annually.
This project consists of three blue, rubber-surfaced areas, each with a unique circular assembly of powder-coated steel pipe that allows kids of different heights to play and interact. The Blue Dots will be located along a walking path in Lion's Park and aim to make the area a destination for socialization and play. The project will serve an estimated 510 kids annually.
The Bridge to Bay Musical Parklet, located in a grassy lot along a bike and pedestrian trail, will add outdoor musical instruments for kids and families to use. The Parklet will include cherub bells, a xylophone, tubular bells, rainbow sambas, an akadinda and a seating area. To attract cyclists as well, they hope to include bike racks and small repair stations. The project will serve 3,900 kids annually.
The half-mile Adventure Trail will provide kids from a local elementary school with safe pedestrian access to Chadakoin Park and encourage exploration of their natural surroundings. An estimated 400 kids annually will enjoy the Trail and its interactive features, which include climbable animal figures, tunnels and tree trunk steppers.
Daisy’s Garden will bring together a number of fun structures, including an amphitheater, water playspace, sound garden and treehouse, for the enjoyment of kids and families from the surrounding community. The Garden will be located near the campus of a community non-profit, and will serve an estimated 1,260 kids annually.
Located along three blocks of the Old Falls Street entertainment district, this project will consist of signs featuring facts and challenges that encourage residents and visitors alike to complete an exercise or activity while learning about Niagara Falls. Elements like backdrops, exhibit walls, painted sidewalk sections and equipment to support physical activity will complement the signs. The project will serve an estimated 30,000 kids.
This project will transform an empty lot and corridor into a musical playspace with outdoor instruments like a xylophone and chimes as well as a pop-up stage for events and programming. The space will complement the nearby Phoenix Center, which is undergoing redevelopment with plans for extensive kid-centered design and programming. The project will serve nearly 4,800 kids annually.
Located in a rural community where access to playspaces is limited, this project will transform school hallways into play zones during cold winter months by creating areas where kids can hop, skip and jump. An empty classroom will also be converted into a play zone for indoor recess when the weather prohibits outdoor play. The project will serve an estimated 450 kids annually.
This project consists of three playful community mural projects, each in a different location. These murals will be located at Salvation Army retail stores and will be influenced by community input. Interactive chalkboards and play paths will complement each mural. The project will serve an estimated 435 kids annually.
This project will create a play area in an empty half-acre lot in Rochester that sits between an urban farm and the surrounding neighborhood. Featuring log and boulder-based climbers and steps, labyrinths, public art and wayfinding features, the space will support community gatherings and serve an estimated 500 kids annually.
This project will be centrally located along the county’s Heritage Trail. In addition to traditional sports equipment, the Path will feature oversized, interactive board game elements like Jenga and Connect 4. A garden area, play farmers market and signage will reinforce themes of healthy eating and active play. The project will serve an estimated 10,000 kids annually.
This project in Buffalo will create a physically engaging outdoor learning space using a unique set of features that look like naturally occurring rocks. Each of the features has a warming/cooling element, inviting kids to interact with the space in different ways as the seasons change. The project will serve 500 kids annually.
The Howell Tales Trail will be an interactive downtown path that combines seating, play structures and tabletop games with a unique mobile app. Visitors can use the app to access folklore, fun facts and history related to the community. The project will serve nearly 10,000 kids annually.
This project will create interactive spaces throughout the community that encourage play and learning. Glow-in-the-dark sidewalk games and interactive art projects, some incorporating bilingual language learning elements, will complement a movable chalkboard canvas. The project will serve an estimated 160 kids annually.
To support the township's goal of prioritizing play in a revitalized thoroughfare, this project will provide kids and families with a unique playspace in what is currently an empty lot. The Playful Dragon will be a hybrid statue/playspace in the shape of a dragon, and will feature a slide, 'lava' balance pieces and a ‘burnt forest’ of climbing logs and stumps. The project will serve an estimated 600 kids annually.
This project compliments an interactive nature trail in Letchworth State Park designed for people with autism, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays and other conditions that may limit parents' comfort with bringing their kids into the outdoors. The Playful Path will invite hikers to "jump on" a series of serpentine paths, each made of a different surface material, such as gravel, grass, soil, pine needles and even pieces of river slate. The Path will serve an estimated 7,000 kids annually.
This space, situated in an alleyway along an existing art trail, will feature more than a dozen interactive musical instruments, sidewalk lights and a musical-themed mural. The project will expose families to arts and culture and create opportunities for after-school programming. The Music Garden will serve an estimated 860 kids annually.
Using signs and playful sidewalks to activate areas of downtown Rochester, this project aims to direct people to local attractions and provide residents with spontaneous opportunities for play. These will include: a climbable "I Heart Rochester" sign, hop, skip and jump opportunities and a play map. The project will serve an estimated 271,000 kids annually.
This project will install a variety of outdoor musical instruments in a local riverfront park, including a variety of multi-pitch drums and aluminum chimes. The instruments are appropriate for ages 2 to adult and aim to activate the riverfront for intergenerational play. The project will serve an estimated 2,500 kids annually.
This project will create five play stops along a newly developed shared use trail, which guides people through a scenic wooded area, two parks, a local library and downtown offerings. The stops will include telescopes, stone features for climbing, a race track, outdoor instruments and sidewalk games. The project will serve more than 1,700 kids annually.
The Stay and Play Park will be a pocket park accessible to pedestrians. It will feature a public art display, artificial boulders for playing or sitting and a DNA helix inspired climbing tower in the center, designed for kids of various ages. The project will serve an estimated 12,500 kids annually.