The world’s second site-specific Imagination Playground park is a
pro-bono project designed for Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood and developed
in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
How do you bring new life to a century-old park?
A ramp full of interactive play structures will weave its way around the park. Enclosed by mesh, the pathway becomes a theater-like space to be enjoyed from every angle.
An aerial rendering of the ten-acre park.
An elevated ramp rises to a height of six feet.
The plan brings new life to the once asphalt-covered site.
Children can create their own games with sand, water, and loose Imagination Playground blocks. Spaces appeal to all senses—sound funnels and speakers, water jets, and a repurposed shipping container are united by a playful tree house motif.
The park is designed to give children the sense of playing in a forest canopy.
Like the play elements, new plant varieties will add color.
The space is designed for children ages two to 12, but features adult rec areas as well.
Play structures include a bridge, poles for climbing, periscopes, and an Imagination Playground kit.
Imagination Playground at Betsy Head Park is underway! In addition to IP's key ingredients (loose parts, sand & water play), we're adding features for everyone from adult exercise equipment to new seating options
Sneak peak of today's design unveiling of the newest @ImgPlayground at Betsy Head Park in Brownsville, Brooklyn!