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

Examples of adventure playground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Culzean Castle Designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century, the cliff-top Culzean Castle boasts more than 640 acres of gardens, beaches, woods, trails, and adventure playgrounds for kids. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 5 Dec. 2023 The estate’s park and gardens are also home to Dynamo Camp, an impressive recreational-therapy program for children with disabilities and critical illnesses that includes the first wheelchair-accessible adventure playground in Europe. Sarah Moss, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2023 There's also an adventure playground, a splash park, and plenty of nature and park benches to go around. The Courier-Journal, 12 Apr. 2023 Two 300-foot-long land bridges connect the park to the waterfront, which Badin says was once separated by a major roadway, and more than 160 play structures, including a five-acre adventure playground with castle-like towers, swinging bridges and a sensory garden. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 July 2022 New for summer 2022: an adventure playground featuring a low ropes course with climbing ladders and play structures. Karen Cicero, Good Housekeeping, 19 May 2022 Grand Teton is an adventure playground, featuring iconic mountaineering and backpacking routes, as well as world-class fishing and boating on Jackson Lake and the Snake River. Frederick Reimers, Outside Online, 4 Nov. 2019 The documentary film is about a Welsh adventure playground of the same name. Anchorage Daily News, 7 Oct. 2021 The project also will include new restrooms, a splash pad, a pump track and an adventure playground. Ernie Suggs, ajc, 26 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adventure playground was in 1953

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“Adventure playground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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