American Playgrounds 1: Lion’s Park Playscape

This is the first in our series on awesome playgrounds across America. At Playtime, we’re in the business of having fun, and we want to recognize the creative ways that others contribute to that same goal. Each week, we’ll spotlight another creative playground somewhere in the United States.

This week, we’ll take a look at Lion’s Park Playscape in Greensboro, Alabama. Designed by students at Auburn University, this eco-friendly playground is made out of reclaimed 55-gallon drums.

The barrels are laid out in a maze, with various playsites such as swings and climbing bars hidden throughout. With various surfaces, sound tubes, and climbing areas, this playground is designed to stimulate every sense and encourage exploration and imagination. On any given day, you can find children running, swinging, climbing, jumping, and hiding all throughout the creative playscape.

This playground is part of an overall development of Lion’s Park, which also hosts several sports fields. The planned project will include a multi-purpose hub, a newly landscaped park, and even a hut for Scouts, with the goal of transforming the area from a mere sports complex into a fully-developed area for recreation and leisure. We love seeing this kind of development in our home state, and we’re sure the kids and parents of Greensboro will enjoy the finished product!