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Harrison Recreation Center

Washington, DC USA

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Playground Overview

Harrison Recreation Center is home to music-themed playstructures, which honor the strong history of jazz in the neighborhood. Featuring Evos® and Weevos® playsystems, customized components like a piano keys climber, violin spinner and music activity panels help complete the theme. This signature playground has become a gathering space for children ages 2 to 12, their families and the entire community.


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Playground Details

  • Age Ranges

    • 5 to 12 years
  • Design Standards

  • ASTM
  • Installed

  • August 2013
  • Design/CAD Files

  • Min Area Required

  • Total Area: 79' x 48' (24,08 m x 14,63 m)
    2-5 Area: 40' x 36' (12,19 m x 10,97 m)
    5-12 Area: 48' x 44' (14,63 m x 13,41 m)

  • Max Fall Height

  • 88" (2,24 m)

  • Project Price Range
  • Pricing for custom playground equipment varies. For international and exact pricing, please contact your local playground consultant.

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Playground products shown in video may not be appropriate for every age group. Playsystems shown in video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.

Video features the Landscape Structures playground at the Harrison Recreation Center in Washington D.C.

[video: Jesus Aguirre the former director of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation stands in front of the playground speaking to the camera.]

Jesus: We are at the Harrison playground. It’s one of our play DC spaces. And newly developed obviously.

Jesus voiceover: The idea behind this park was really to bring back the music theme. We are so close to U street all the history there with the jazz etc. so. The theme’s really come from the community and sort of from that design conversation.

[video: camera pans across the entire 2 to 5-year-old Weevos play area with the 5 to 12 year old play area fenced off behind it. Camera close up of a ring-a-bell panel. Camera close up of a custom painted with a star two-piece cast aluminum ball pole connector. Camera switch to a sensory panel reading find the musical instruments, the panel has nine images of different instruments. Jesus speaking to camera briefly. Voiceover continues.]

Jesus voiceover: So, you know as we said this one is clearly linked to the rich history on U street. And I do have to say we have be very pleased with both the creativity but also the flexibility and responsiveness.

[video: camera full view of the side of a Boppity Bridge with a large ring-a-bell panel with eight bells. Camera switches to a ball pole connector with a custom music not on the top. Camera pans up the S-shaped climber with piano key foot and hand holds. Camera pans across the entire Evos playground structure for the 5 to 12-year-olds. Camera zooms in and pans down the sliders on Find the Instrument panel. Camera back to Jesus speaking to the camera.]

Jesus: Because as I said earlier we’re not interested in just creating cookie cutter playground designs we really want playgrounds that reflect the community, reflect the interest of the folks that will be using them.

Jesus voiceover: I think the equipment is great, I think if you come here in probably another hour or so it’s going to be teaming with children.

[video: camera switches to the other side of the Weevos play area. Camera pans across Weevos and Evos play areas. Camera back to Jesus speaking to the camera.]

Jesus: And they’re sort of the best judges of how it’s going to mount up.

[video: fade to black. A line of school children in uniforms jump up and down on the outside of a fence line. Camera pans down the line of the children as they all look at the camera as it passes by. Top down view of the line of children rushing into the play area. The camera fallows as the children enter the playground and run to different climbers and structures. Camera pans across the Weevos play area as children climb and run all around. Camera zooms in on a young boy as he speaks into a talk tube. Camera zooms in on two children’s feet as they balance on a single Swiggle Stix bridge foot disc. A young girl hands from the support arch of the Swiggle Stix bridge by her arms. A grill runs down the stars of the Cozy Coaster slide. Camera pans across the Weevos play area where the Cozy Dome is located. A girl stands on top of the Cozy Dome with her hands on her hips. A girl runs up to the Ring-A-Bell panel on the side of the Boppity Bridge. She lifts the music note lever to ring the bell. A second girl runs up to the bell panel and does the same. Camera switches to the opposite side of the Bobbity Bridge to the other Ring-a-Bell panel. Camera pans across the panel.]

[video: A young girl runs in front of the camera and says Hi. A second girl runs in front of the camera waves and says Hello! A third girl runs up to the camera waves and says Hello. A girl slides down the Cozy Coaster slide down towards the camera. She squeals as she slides down the slide. A second girl slides down the slide and squeals. The camera views in through the entrance of the Cozy dome where four children play inside. They indistinctly have a conversation and a young boy leans towards the camera and screams at it. A young girl climbs on the support ropes of the Bobbity Bridge.]

[video: camera pans across a group of children climbing on the piano key climber connected to the Evos playground Belt Zone climber. Lamont Segears a School Administrator at Meridian Public Charter School speaks to the camera.]

Lamont: Harrison Park is beautiful now, they have upgraded the facilities it’s very nice, it’s safe.

Lamont voiceover: It looks like it’s very fun for the kids and I think they are really enjoying themselves. The thing that’s awesome this is something we have never seen before in this neighborhood.

[video: children swing on the swing set. Camera zooms in on children’s feet as they walk across the Piano Key climber. A girl spins a boy as he holds onto the Gyro Twister made to look like a stand-up bass. Camera zooms in on boy’s hands and face as he holds onto the spinner. Camera back to Lamont speaks to the camera.]

Lamont: So, this is really great for us.

[video: Camera zooms out as a boy slides down the Evos Rushwinder slide. The boy shouts.]

Boy: Look out below!

[video: A boy steps of a Wobble pod and onto foot steppers that look like music notes. A boy climbs up and away from the camera on the Belt Zone bridge. A boy smiles while standing at the peak of the belt zone bridge. He holds onto the support ropes and smiles as the bridge sways back and forth. Camera close up of the Piano Key climber. Camera pans up the climber where a girl’s feet come into frame as she climbs up the climber. A young girl hangs by her hands from the Crescent climber and swings her body back and forth. Camera zooms in on a child’s hand as they grab the ropes of a cargo climber.]

[video: A young girl steps up onto a Wobble Climber. A boy steps into frame onto the music note steppers. The camera follows a boy as he slides down the Rushwinder slide towards the camera.]

Boy: Wee!

[video: camera zooms in on a girl’s tennis shoe as she stands on the rungs of the Crescent climber. Camera zooms in on a child’s hands as they shift on a playground arched beam. A young girl climbing on a cargo net looks up and across the playground. A young boy stands in front of the camera and says his name.]

Boy: Hanson!

[video: he gives the camera a big smile. Two kids stand and look at the Find the Musical Instruments panel. A young girl slides the saxophone slider on the musical instrument panel and speaks.]

Girl: This is brass.

[video: camera switches to the other side of the girl playing on the instrument slider panel. A child runs up to her and yells to their friends.]

Child: Everyone come here and see the map!

[video: camera is positioned behind a bucket set swing as a boy swings on it. A group of children play all over the Evos playground in the background. Children stand two by two holding hands in a line listening to a teacher talk to them. Camera zooms in on children’s hands as they hold hands. The teacher speaks in the background.]

Teacher: Does everyone have a partner?

Group of children: Yes.

[video: camera zooms out from the children standing in line and holding hands as they answer their teacher. Children walk away from the camera as they hold hands with their partners down a sidewalk. Someone off camera speaks.]

Person off camera: Have a good day.

[video: camera is at ground level as the children walk away while holding their partners hand. A girl leans over to wave into the camera. Fade to black. A single music note symbol appears on the screen, a double music note slides up from the bottom replacing the single music note. Landscape Structures logo slides up from the bottom. Text appears below Landscape Structures logo that reads, better playgrounds, better world.

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