Corvus Design Blog

July 26, 2012

Taking Winter Seriously

In a previous post (What Winter Does to Play) we showed the changes that a playground goes through in the winter when we have a lot of snow (Eccles Elementary School Playground – Cordova, Alaska). After these photos were taken, a slightly older area of the playground actually saw the roof collapse over a covered play area. It reinforces how subject we are to mother nature, but also the responsibilities we take when we design play areas. The photos are courtesy of Gary Max of Gametime.

Some scale on the amount of snow.

Roof collapse.