adventure playground


Definition of adventure playground

chiefly British
: an outdoor area that has fixed and movable structures (such as slides and rope ladders) on which children can climb and play and that often also has equipment and loose materials for building projects and modifying preexisting structures

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Live entertainment all day, a children’s adventure playground, food; fireworks at 9:35 p.m. Parking fee $20. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "July 4th 2019: Here are the SF Bay Area’s parades, fireworks and more," 20 June 2019 Sports fields, adventure playgrounds, and off-leash dogwalking areas beckon. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Parks in Sydney," 20 Mar. 2018 You're allowed to cool off in the adventure playground (east of the Forecastle grounds) and the dancing water, but the large water fountain is strictly for observation, said David Karem, Waterfront Development Corporation director. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Can you get in the water at Forecastle Festival? It really depends," 13 July 2018 Studies show risky play, like the kind in adventure playgrounds, can build social skills and encourage creativity. Elizabeth Chuck /, NBC News, "How much risk is good for kids? Parents make the case for more adventurous childhoods," 26 June 2018 One concept under discussion is a historic-themed adventure playground. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "A $20M boost for a 'tired looking' tourist destination in Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of adventure playground

1953, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of adventure playground

British : an outdoor area that has objects on which children can climb and play

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