A Retrospective of Mid-Century Playgrounds

Dwell Magazine

We love mid-century modern design here at Ohdeedoh. Generally, we think of it in terms of homes, furnishings, and even toys. But take a look at what the movement meant for public playgrounds:

Playgrounds from a public housing project in France to an historic California treasure are featured in Dwell's slideshow of remarkable mid-century playgrounds. Much better than the plastic, primary-colored, off-the-shelf pieces you find in today's public parks.

Visit Dwell to see more of this wonderful retrospect of mid-century playground design written by Paige Johnson of the blog Playscapes.

Do you have a favorite playground that's a relic of mid-century design? Please tell us about it (and where it's at) in the comments below!

Images: Dwell

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.