In our adventure playgrounds, we offer building and creating materials called “LOOSE PARTS”. These parts are open ended, they do not have a specific use to play (think recyclables) and the players can use and manipulate them however they want.
Since adventure playgrounds organically shift with the ideas of those at play, the space needs to be ready for anything. This is where our PLAYWORKERS come in. Playworkers are there to keep the players safe, but in addition are trained to anticipate their needs and interfere as little as possible. Unless the player(s) ask the playworkers to join in, the ultimate goal is making the space feel as if adults aren’t there at all.