ScreenShot Mondays – Sustainable Sites Initiative

A couple of Mondays per month, PlayGroundology screenshots a cyberspot that focuses on playgrounds, or play. I hope readers dive in and explore. Even if you’ve seen the selection before, take a moment and check to see what content has been added recently.

Think of this as a very slow stumble upon, an invitation to relish something new or to revisit an old friend. Some of the people and places may be household names in the world of play and playgrounds, others not so much. I hope all will pique your interest in what they have to offer and further your own possibilities for playfulness.

Sustainable Sites Initiative

The first three projects among 155 participating in the Sustainable Sites Initiative pilot program achieved SITES Certification last week. And on to even more notable news, one of the three is a playground – the Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tennessee. Congratulations to all involved – especially the kids who gave a hand with the design and will get to put the space end equipment through its paces.


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That’s right, can you hear the same Paul Simon groove as me – Woodland Woodland, Memphis Tennessee. Seriously though it’s music to my ears when a playground is recognized in this manner. If I could dance right on down there, I would because it looks like they’ve mixed in a lot of fun with the sustainability.

World Landscape Architecture has a great write up on Woodland Discovery Playground illustrated with excellent photos. If you’re interested in seeing how the site developed during the build, check out David Lewis’ slideshow on flickr.

What a fine way to end a Monday – virtually slip, sliding away through a funky new to me playground.

Photo credit – ilovememphis. Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Thanks to Sustainable Site Initiative for inclusiveness of expression within their approach.

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