26 Sep '13, 8pm

If you build it (green), they will play:

If you build it (green), they will play:

If you build it, they will play. And if you build it on the grounds of a turn-of-the-20th-century playground located in one of the world’s largest urban parks, they’ll do so much more. They’ll engage with nature in a way that’s often difficult in the concrete jungle of a city. They’ll use their imagination to explore their natural environment. They’ll be self-directed, and most importantly, they'll have fun. They are the hundreds of thousands of children that annually visit Smith Playground , an urban gem located in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park that has provided generations of the city’s children with a safe place to play. Smith Playground is also the site of this year’s Greebuild Legacy Project , an “Adventure Playground.” Anchored by a stately old maple tree, the playground’s deck path connects a series of play spaces with free-form materials for kids to create and imag...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/greenbuild-legacy-project-a...

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