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The school playground in the neighbourhood – a place for all generations?

School playgrounds are important places for exercising and meeting up for children and teenagers – ideally outside school hours, too. But what role does the school playground play as a place of exercise for all generations?

To play is to live

Imagine a city where work is done from the vision, that life should be all about playing – not only for children and young people but also for adults and elderly.

Barrier-free playgrounds and open spaces for play

All children have the right to play in particular in open spaces. The new DIN 18034 (09.2012) Playgrounds and Open Spaces for Play has specified this explicitly for all public facilities.
Consequently the much-discussed topic of inclusion, in other words the definite...

Outdoor activities and children under three years of age – the great unknown

Young children are now increasingly being provided with care during the day at nursery schools and crèches and are spending more time away from their homes. Their future development is determined by the exercise they get. This means that outdoor activity spaces in crèches, daycare centres and kindergartens need to be appropriately designed.

Tradition and progress that benefit the environment

eibe Produktion + Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of children's playground equipment and furniture, has set itself the objective of helping children to develop normally, grow up in a positive fashion and come to understand their environment.

Safety in the playground - to what extent is it necessary and appropriate?

Playgrounds are important to children as places where they can exercise as much as they need and give their imagination and creativity free rein during play with others.

The continuing applicability of prior provisions and current safety requirements for playgrounds

It is common practice to include stipulations in new laws and contracts to ensure that certain legal requirements that were already in place prior to the introduction of the new legislation or revision of a contract can continue to apply in unchanged form.

New outdoor gyms in Sweden

Crossfit, street workout, outdoor gym or just body exercise in the outdoors, you name it! Lappset Sweden has installed several new outdoor gym & fitness parks equipped with Lappset’s novelties. In Stockholm, in the city of Strängnäs and also in Eskilstuna – not far away from the Swedish Capital – new gym parks have been opened.

alla hopp! – New initiative of the Dietmar Hopp Foundation

“alla hopp!” is the name of the new and so far biggest promotional campaign of the Dietmar Hopp Foundation. It is intended to get young and old really interested in movement. With that in mind, the foundation is donating 18 movement and meeting facilities for the entire metropolitan region. The municipalities of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region had until 30 September 2013 to apply online for an alla hopp! facility. alla hopp! is a unique concept, developed together with experts, for movement and meeting in the region. All generations will enjoy free access the facilities at no charge. There they will be able to experience different forms of movement, keep fit and relax in whatever way they want to.

18.08.2010 - On the future of outdoor play

by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Milchert, Dean of Studies at the Department of Agricultural Architecture, deputy dean, deputy spokesman for landscape planning courses (University of Osnabrück).

18.08.2010 - “De Holle Poarten”, a wilderness in Holland

In developing the designs, the Jürgen Bergmann Creative Wood Design has quite deliberately avoided installing a “playground” but has built it into the existing, extraordinarily exciting “Wilderness” as if it always belonged here.

18.08.2010 - The Importance of Trees

Known for its horticultural attractions Kew’s Royal Botanical Garden has a fresh and exciting addition in its midst in the form of a brand new eibe children’s play area; TreeHouse Towers.

18.08.2010 - Kulmbach invests in green spaces and playgrounds

Play is not just for children. Open-air exercise facilities have thus been created in public green spaces throughout Germany that - as ‘multigenerational playgrounds’ - have their attractions for young and old.

18.08.2010 - Exercise for everyone in a green landscape

The German town of Waiblingen makes use of a banked up terraced wall system, originally built as a noise protection system, for a generation-spanning exercise programme in the fresh air.

18.08.2010 - “Green Pearl” for the town

A friendly dragon protects Großburgwedel.

18.08.2010 - A woodland playground with a real ‘kick’

“Look – Learn – Join in”: outdoor recreational activities for young and old are the theme of the Fourth Hessen State Horticultural Show, being held this year in Bad Nauheim.

18.08.2010 - Woodland playground where seesaw and swings are things of the past

The 2010 State Horticultural Show in Hemer is an attraction for young and old. But it is the various playground facilities that exert a particular spell on the younger visitors.

18.08.2010 - Unique Park Care in Vienna

By Ronny Wolf, Managing Director IFEP.
The “Parkbetreuung” in Vienna is a leisure time offer for children and teenagers which is unique throughout Europe.

18.08.2010 - Competition for the ‘greenest’ playground

The panel of judges for the ‘Green Playground’ competition met in the premises of the ‘Die Grüne Stadt’ foundation in Düsseldorf on 24 and 25 June 2010

18.08.2010 - More green spaces mean improved quality of life

The city of the future will be green!
In the autumn of 2009, major backing was provided to the green town movement when regional government head Jürgen Büssow ruled that the ‘Die Grüne Stadt’ foundation based in Düsseldorf was to be incorporated under German Civil Law, giving the organisation recognised charitable status.

22.11.2010 - On route to a better school

Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, Executive Committee President of buddY E.V., talks about the future of schools in Germany and the role of the Buddy Project.

28.12.2010 - The Commission for Observing Children’s Needs

An interview with Eckhard Pols, President of the Children’s Commission in the German Bundestag.

15.04.2011 - Plain and simple ........ wood?

“We have realised a playground over the past year in the newly built spa and wellness centre “Lido Locarno” in collaboration with the company "Moro & Moro".

15.04.2011 - Spiekeroog: car-free – but not playground-free

The dream-like island located in Lower Saxony’s Wadden Sea is a real paradise, especially for children.

15.04.2011 - JUST IMAGINE… A NEW WAY TO PLAY!

Just launched worldwide, Playtop Street is an 11 metre by 6 metre oval area consisting of Playtop wet-pour rubber surfacing and 12 satellites. The satellites, which light up and make a series of sounds, are activated when touched by a foot or a hand and are installed with five pre-set activity games.

15.04.2011 - 3. Playground symposium

On 24th February 2011, the 3rd Playground Symposium was held. Organised by Spielplatzmobil GmbH, the event took place under the theme: Playgrounds – equipment, planning and entertainment.

17.08.2011 - Spiel-Bau design celebrates its 20th anniversary

This idea came to Jürgen Schilling and Jörn Schaefer at a coincidental meeting at Brandenburg in Germany. Jürgen Schilling had the material resources and Jörn Schaefer the trade and product know-how, as he was at that time head of production for the Grünzig Company in Eystrup.

15.12.2011 - 60 years of Eibach – from Sauerland to the rest of the world

68-year-old senior director Wilfried Eibach has had an active role in the company for more than 50 years now. He gives a firsthand account of a modern company, steeped in tradition; from the exciting years of its foundation, which weren’t always “light as a spring”, to the company’s own technical competency and motorsport involvement.

12.03.2012 - Current Findings in Child Development and the Role That Playgrounds Play

Thomas R. Müller (Playground@Landscape): First of all – I see that the Kompan company is more active again in 2012!

12.03.2012 - Motion Plan – Plenary Session 2012: Enjoyment – Learning – Playing – Exercise … in public places

Be part of our series of lectures, take part in the organisation of discussions, make new contacts and keep your finger on the pulse of the times!

16.04.2012 - Interesting speakers. Lively discussions. Baroque surroundings.

The first Playground@Landscape magazine playground seminar has taken place. Conclusion to begin with: Interesting speakers, lively discussions and baroque surroundings from the town of Fulda and the event hotel.

16.04.2012 - Playground meets Design

Playground@Landscape: In English and French design means "creation" or "conception", whereas the Italian disegno (English: drawing, sculpture) has the stronger meaning of a process to be tested, like the Spanish diseño.

17.10.2012 - “Exerting yourself sensually and voluntarily”

Exercise – a law of nature, on the school playground too.
Unlike us adults, “health” or “fitness” isn’t enough of a reason for children to exercise. Children exercise because they are curious about wanting to discover their environment and, above all, because exercise is an evolutionary conditional “law of nature”.

17.10.2012 - Sparkling source of ideas for the school playground

The editors of “Playground@Landscape asked Erich Hiller Vice President of the Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e. V. (BGL) (Federal Association for Garden, Landscape and Sports Fields) and member of Ausbildungsförderwerk Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e. V. (AuGaLa) about the outcome of the competition held in 2011.

17.10.2012 - Worlds of Exercise

Schuzlhof school playground: “BeWegte Welten” (Worlds of Exercise) on the “Am Botanischen Garten” primary school playground in Frankfurt (Oder).

04.12.2012 - Naturally Nagold

The Riedbrunnen playground is located in the eastern half of the large oval underneath the viaduct, which forms the end point of the riverside promenade next to the Nagold and Waldach.

04.12.2012 - Adventure playground at Phoenix-See city lake

At today‘s Phoenix-See city lake in Dortmund where once stood the former steel works, Phoenix Ost, an area measuring 94 hectares – the re-natured river Emscher is now flowing again and you will find a lake measuring 24 hectares. Housing developments have been being built around the lake since 2011.

04.12.2012 - Play and communication areas for different requirements

A new, customised playground has arisen from an existing playground and separate football field including a former commercial area: The Schinkestrasse - Maybachufer playground, Berlin Neukölln.

04.12.2012 - Housing association invests in playground

The technical managing director of the Stuttgart Wohnungs- und Städtebaugesellschaft (SWSG) [Living and Urban Development Association], Helmuth Caesar, is firmly convinced that: “The island settlement should become a more attractive place for families with children. To this end, it needs a playground with wonderful playground equipment.”

27.02.2013 - German youth welfare organisation development fund is welcoming applications until 31 March 2013

The goal of the development fund is to improve the lives of children and youths through participation.

27.02.2013 - Design is what makes the style, the look

Playground@Landscape: In English and French design means “creation” or “conception”, whereas the Italian disegno (English: drawing, sculpture) has the stronger meaning of a process to be tested, like the Spanish diseño.

27.02.2013 - “Moved Childhood” Congress for the 8th time in Osnabruck

With 3,000 participants, they belong to the largest events on the topic of childhood, and every two years attract educational staff to Osnabruck from all over Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

27.02.2013 - How do you pay for an activity trail when you’ve no money?

However, there are certain communities in which the authority personnel are facing up to the challenge and are finding ways to successfully acquire funding.

09.04.2013 - Play is vital for children

In the last 25 years in many European countries family life has undergone huge changes.

09.04.2013 - Designing the garden as an educational area for children in a nursery

An exemplary observation of the Luftikus Nursery Association Parents’ Initiative (Elterninitiative Kinderhaus Luftikus e.V.) by means of the planning and design of the external grounds.

09.04.2013 - Free areas for movement dreams/spaces for the little ones of Cologne

The KiTA RIO day care centre in the Platenstraße in Cologne: to understand the world and reconstruct for themselves how it fits together, children themselves have to be able to sense reality, comprehend events and discover relationships.

09.04.2013 - Promoting development outdoors - the Steilshooper Allee day care centre in Hamburg

Landscape architects design development opportunities for children.

09.04.2013 - Space for dreaming in the play chest

Of role play, meeting places, changes in perspective, blue tricycles and other adventures

10.04.2013 - Nursery school becomes an inspiring children’s adventure playground

Räuberland – Robberland at an urban children‘s day care centre (Schleizerstrasse 1, Erfurt)

20.06.2014 - The Naked Heart Foundation

The Naked Heart Foundation is a children’s charity set up by philanthropist and top model Natalia Vodianova in 2004. Their mission is to ensure that every child has the two things they need for a happy, fulfilling childhood – a loving family and a safe and stimulating place to play. Theysupport families raising children with special needs and build inclusive play facilities across Russia.

20.06.2014 - New outdoor gyms in Sweden

Crossfit, street workout, outdoor gym or just body exercise in the outdoors, you name it! Lappset Sweden has installed several new outdoor gym & fitness parks equipped with Lappset’s novelties. In Stockholm, in the city of Strängnäs and also in Eskilstuna – not far away from the Swedish Capital – new gym parks have been opened.

20.06.2014 - alla hopp! – New initiative of the Dietmar Hopp Foundation

“alla hopp!” is the name of the new and so far biggest promotional campaign of the Dietmar Hopp Foundation. It is intended to get young and old really interested in movement. With that in mind, the foundation is donating 18 movement and meeting facilities for the entire metropolitan region. The municipalities of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region had until 30 September 2013 to apply online for an alla hopp! facility. alla hopp! is a unique concept, developed together with experts, for movement and meeting in the region. All generations will enjoy free access the facilities at no charge. There they will be able to experience different forms of movement, keep fit and relax in whatever way they want to.

22.08.2014 - The continuing applicability of prior provisions and current safety requirements for playgrounds

It is common practice to include stipulations in new laws and contracts to ensure that certain legal requirements that were already in place prior to the introduction of the new legislation or revision of a contract can continue to apply in unchanged form.

22.08.2014 - Safety in the playground - to what extent is it necessary and appropriate?

Playgrounds are important to children as places where they can exercise as much as they need and give their imagination and creativity free rein during play with others.

15.02.2015 - Outdoor activities and children under three years of age – the great unknown

Young children are now increasingly being provided with care during the day at nursery schools and crèches and are spending more time away from their homes. Their future development is determined by the exercise they get. This means that outdoor activity spaces in crèches, daycare centres and kindergartens need to be appropriately designed.

15.02.2015 - Tradition and progress that benefit the environment

eibe Produktion + Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of children's playground equipment and furniture, has set itself the objective of helping children to develop normally, grow up in a positive fashion and come to understand their environment.

10.06.2015 - Barrier-free playgrounds and open spaces for play

All children have the right to play in particular in open spaces. The new DIN 18034 (09.2012) Playgrounds and Open Spaces for Play has specified this explicitly for all public facilities.
Consequently the much-discussed topic of inclusion, in other words the definite...

15.10.2015 - The school playground in the neighbourhood – a place for all generations?

School playgrounds are important places for exercising and meeting up for children and teenagers – ideally outside school hours, too. But what role does the school playground play as a place of exercise for all generations?

15.10.2015 - To play is to live

Imagine a city where work is done from the vision, that life should be all about playing – not only for children and young people but also for adults and elderly.