Famed restaurant and hotel designer David Rockwell is preparing to bring some fun to the South Street Seaport in NYC. He’s about to open a new playground he designed for free and helped to raise 2 million for the construction. Rockwell didn’t feel anyone was doing a good job at creating engaging play spaces for children. So along with his studio they took up the task of creating an entirely new playground concept.

Rockwell calls this new concept ‘Imagination Playground’. His 6 year old daughter Lola has already nicknamed it ‘Peanut Playground’ because of the shape. The experience at Imagination Playground is designed to be more activity based and collaborative. There’s lots of custom designed loose parts which can be assembled into all sorts of things. Its very open ended.

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