NYC is in the process of rolling out its first adult playgrounds. The concept is so simple that I can’t believe that it hasn’t surfaced all across America. In Buffalo we’ve seen small versions of the adult playground come to fruition, but nothing as significant as what they are talking about in NYC. Seeing that so many Americans are out of shape and overweight, the adult playground idea brings a fun and easy way to work out to a neighborhood close to home. Being outside is also an added benefit. I can picture one of these playgrounds at the Erie Basin Marina, or at Larkinville. This concept couple also go hand in hand with the Art Farms proposal by David Lage’.
Parkitects, Inc. designs park and playground environements for all ages and their Western NY office is located right here in Buffalo. www.playgroundinfo.com
Was just thinking about this the other day when biking around! I can get cardio by running or biking but I have to go inside my gym to do any sort of weight training.
Is there something like this in Delaware Park just South of the basketball courts? I know it is small but always wondered about it when I biked by.
I think this is a great idea and would get me to work out a lot more in the summer. Who likes going indoors on our summer days/mornings to work out?
JoGo Equipment manufactures adult playgrounds in the U.S.
When I was in South Korea, I saw "adult playground" equipment all throughout the parks. Young and old were using them.