Even if you don’t have kids, playgrounds can be a great case study in creative reuse. Come learn about playgrounds made from recycled tires, wood, metal, plastic, cardboard and fabric.
You can listen to my podcast episode on playgrounds from recycled materials in this YouTube video. It originally aired in July 2018.
Playgrounds from Recycled Materials
Thomas Dambo’s Shark from Waste Wood
Thomas Dambos’s Six Forgotten Giants from Waste Wood
Basurama’s Playground from Recycled Water Tanks in Taiwan
Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam’s Crocheted Playgrounds
How to Build a Cardboard Slide
Knit or Crocheted Water Balloons
Playgrounds that Encourage Creative Reuse and Recycling of Materials
Adventure Playground on Governor’s Island, New York City
Glamis Adventure Playground, London
Other Resources Mentioned in the Episode
- Trashmagination Pinterest board of playgrounds from recycled materials
- Map of Play by Kaboom
- Study on use of tires in playgrounds
- Monstrum – Danish playground designer using sustainable timber
- Theory of Loose Parts in Play and Design
- Adventure Playground, Berkeley California
- Play Free Movie
- Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds
- Script for this podcast episode about playgrounds made from recycled materials (not a transcript but gives the main ideas)
- The Trashmagination podcast theme music is Kitchen from the Marian Circle Drum Brigade.