The 21st Show

Natural Playgrounds & Navigating Risks


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Hoose Elementary School in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois has a new playground coming to it. However, there won't be the typical swings and monkey bars — instead there will be boulders, streams and rocks that encourage kids to navigate risks. The 21st spoke with the international team of designers behind it. 


Tim Gill, Scholar and advocate for child-friendly design

Adam Bienenstock, Founder of a Natural Playground Company 

Charlie Jobson, Former Hoose Elementary student, donor of the playground funds


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