Category Archives: A Playful Path

Under a Wide and Starry Sky We Say Goodbye

Condolences to the DeKoven family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Give thanks that Bernie DeKoven was part of our lives. His kindness, generosity and pioneering work focusing on play as one of the core elements of our humanity, touched so many through the years. With his passionate embrace of discovery and inclusiveness, Bernie helped to create a more playful world.

His lifetime commitment to A Playful Path has enriched us with a wealth of treasures and resources not to mention the miles and miles of laughter inspired by his playful perspectives. The Shaman of Play was fully, wholly, unremittingly engaged in DEEPfun. Thank you Bernie.

A Play Day at the Park in Indianapolis is planned for early this summer. In lieu of flowers, Bernie’s family is welcoming donations to the Indianapolis Parks Foundation to help support this event and add more fun to Ellenberger Park. Please note Bernie’s Project in your donation.