Village of Hamburg
The wooden Hamburg Community Playground was well loved, but it wasn’t accessible and was also showing its age after many years of play. Parkitects met with members of the community to determine what they wanted out of a playground – what they liked about the original, what had proven to be a problem, and what they wanted updated.
The resulting playground has a natural look to mimic the rustic aesthetics of the original and has a similar system of multiple tall towers to allow for multiple groups of children to play together. To combat any conflicts between age groups, play structures are separated by age, but tied together with independent components such as spinners, seesaws, and swings. Much of the playground is wheelchair accessible, and it also features custom panels depicting local businesses to truly bring the feeling of the community into the space.