Innovative Playground Design

Do you see what I see?  Something hiding among the thick vegetation.  Ah!  There it is!  Construction has officially begun at LandCurrent’s latest project, fondly referred to as Prado Parrilla, in the South Hills of Eugene.  Inspired by the homeowner’s Brazilian influence, Prado refers to the expansive, central meadow design, and Parrilla gives homage to the fabulous outdoor grill that will bring so much energy into this open, lively space.  So exciting!  As you can see, work on the sloping terrain is beginning the transformation.  At the cornice, a delightful artificial turf  slope, sized just right for a young, energetic slider, is a top priority.  Rather than selecting typical playground fare, this no-maintenance, perpetually verdant surface will allow for a variety of play options in an open, naturalistic meadow.  We anticipate this being one of the site’s most heavily-used features.  The more, the better, we say.  (lz)

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Last week at Oregon Hills Park

by Anita Van Asperdt July 1, 2014 inclusive playground
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Nothing beats play with sand and water besides perhaps dirt and water. The kids had a blast damming up the trough exit.  The moms came prepared with towels and dry clothes. Click here for more information.  

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Everyone happy at the nature play area at the Ottawa Montessori School

by Anita Van Asperdt November 19, 2013 Innovative Playground Design
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  The playground committee “Green Peas” at the Ottawa Montessori School passed along some delightful thank you notes from the children.  These are truly inspiring words from the kids, and of course we love the artwork. School staff emailed us that “the children in the elementary yard are far more active than they were in […]

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Kids Dig Dirt

by admin June 5, 2011 Innovative Playground Design
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I recently re-visited a natural playground designed by LandCurrent for infants and toddlers in Salem, Oregon. The play area was going to be visited by a Training Specialist from Zero to Three (R), who is writing a technical report for the Early Head Start National Resource Center. Her visit was the reason I wanted to […]

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LandCurrent’s Designer Catherine Davis now Certified Playground Inspector

by admin May 24, 2011 Innovative Playground Design
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LandCurrent’s Catherine (Kitty) Davis passed the Playground Safety Inspector Exam with a very high score. Congratulations Kitty! LandCurrent is now offering Playground Safety Inspections in Oregon, Washington and California. We are especially interested in helping out with playgrounds that have natural playground components or are otherwise innovative.

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