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Kilburn Grange Adventure Playground

July 8, 2012

Today I went up to Kilburn Grange Adventure Playground with my son.  I was inspired to visit the playground after seeing a photograph of it in this article in the Guardian newspaper:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jul/03/sense-adventure-children-playgrounds-architecture?fb=optOut

The playground took a bit of tracking down, but it was lovely to see when we finally found it.  One thing that I very much liked about the playground was the significant use of natural materials and landscaping of natural features, which you will see in the photographs below.  Several key parts of the immense climbing structure were built either into, around, or from previously existing trees, and there was some nice opportunity to climb on rocks and explore a long rise and valley covered in grass. Additionally there was a brilliant balance beam made from….a big, long, thick tree trunk.  Much more challenging than a regular, flat, metal or plastic balance beam, and quite difficult to walk on in the rain, as my son found out!

Please enjoy the photographs below.

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