imagination playground at betsy head park


We’re excited to announce that  the second site-specific Imagination Playground park will arrive in 2015! NYC Parks and Rockwell Group joined neighborhood children to unveil the design of the new playground in Brooklyn. At the event, a classic set of blocks was donated to the Brownsville Recreation Center to encourage free play and creativity prior to the opening.

The project will reconstruct part of Betsy Head Park, transforming the existing rectilinear, asphalt-covered site into a grassy park with meandering paths and play areas for both children and adults alike. Inspired by tree houses, the park will include a multi-level space with water, sand, and the blue blocks surrounded by a long, curving play ramp that weaves through the trees and is bridged by permanent play equipment; renovated basketball and handball courts; and an exercise area for adults.

The playground is anticipated to begin its construction in the spring of 2014 and open in the spring of 2015.

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While this may sound like the standard procedure for a new neighborhood recreation area, the event was anything but typical. The Rockwell Group showcased its model for a revolutionary vision in playground design: one that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play. And from the sounds of loud, excited cheers in the front row, we think the kids loved it! -Architizer

 New Imagination Playground to Open at Betsy Head Park, TimeOut New York Kids

Design for tree house-inspired ‘Imagination Playground’ unveiled for Brownsville, NY Post