9. September 2018
South Park San Francisco
Highlight of the redesigned play area in San Francisco's oldest public park, the South Park, is a custom-made play sculpture made by Berliner. The so called Shout in the form of two curved steel tubes running side by side harmonizes perfectly with the hilly environment.
From a bird's eye view, the play structure appears to be a perfect circle. From an elevation view, you see the undulations and curvatures. The undulating curvatures rise from 0,6 metres to 3 metres.
The different types of nets offer various degrees of challenge with plenty of footing and handholds for children to safely climb up and down, horizontally and vertically. Net climbers offer visual transparency, keeping sight lines open.
The mounding underneath the playground follows the curvature of the equipment, effectively hiding the upright posts and making the structure appear to float. In addition, the modern, almost industrial colour choice enhances the sculptural character of the form.
The play value is increased by different add-on elements. A nest swing provides plenty of rocking fun ...
... climbing plates at low height allow even small children access to the playground ...
... and the banister provides an exciting ride experience.