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play:groundNYC advocates for free play in New York, starting with their 50,000 square foot adventure playground, “The Yard.”

As the constraints on childhood continue to expand in schools, streets, playgrounds and other urban spaces, the nonprofit play:groundNYC increases it’s advocacy for children’s rights for freeplay. At it’s 50,000 square foot junk playground on Governors Island, newly renamed “The Yard,” children play without judgement and have the freedom to express and explore.  “The Yard”…

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Piles of junk encourage risky play for New York kids

It’s clear that New York children need more access to trash, detritus, and junk as tools for play. play:groundNYC, the one-year old non-profit which opened a 50,000 square-foot junk playground on Governors Island returns for a second year of free weekend play and summer camp. Last year, nearly 3,000 children enjoyed using discarded materials with…

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