Wednesday, September 11, 2013

College Campus Swings - Major Fun

It should be a prerequisite on all college campuses. Students take relaxing swing breaks between class. You can have great conversations on a swing. Why not give a lecture? A student at Brandeis, Maayan Bar-Yam '12, had the same idea when he created these installments. 

In addition to a regular swing set, Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY has the "scramble your brains to mush" contraption. 

 Seton Hill University, Washington DC

Hanging around at Toccoa Falls College in Georgia

Lake Superior University

Wake Forest University

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Play Me, I'm Yours - The Titus Sparrow Park - South End

Not exactly a playground, but definitely a place to play. Play Me, I'm Yours will place 75 pianos throughout Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline for anyone to sit and show off their chopticks. One location is at the South End's Titus Sparrow Park through October 14th.


We recently hopped to the playground at the Titus Sparrow Park, which is positioned within the South End neighborhood on West Newton Street, between Columbus and Huntington Avenue. This playground and park sits between the imposing Greek Revival style, 170 foot grand stone steeple of the Union United Methodist Church and the reflecting glass facade of the Prudential Plaza.


The park was designed by Boston's Halvorson Design Partnership,
who design many parks throughout Boston, including Post Office Square, inside the financial district. They also designed the Esplanade Playspace, another hopper's favorite spot. Once you immerse yourself in all these Halvorson parks and playgrounds, you'll never want to leave.