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Harry Thomas Sr. Playspace

Washington, DC USA


Playground Overview

Where do mathematics, art and architecture, science and nature, and play all come together? At this amazing playspace in Washington, D.C.! Here kids of all ages can learn about—and play with—the Fibonacci Sequence, a numerical wonder that is found in more places in life than just a math book. Vivid, nature-inspired colors adorn the PlayBooster® playstructure, Evos® playsystem and Weevos® playsystem. Custom concrete spirals and Permalene® panels featuring other representations of the Golden Ratio bring the theme to life. It’s a virtual feast for both the mind and body.

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Playground Details

  • Age Ranges

    • 2 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 12 years
  • Design Standards

  • ASTM
  • Installed

  • October 2013
  • Design/CAD Files

  • Min Area Required

  • Total Area: 120' x 94' (36,58 m x 28,65 m)
    2-5 Area: 39' x 36' (11,89 m x 10,97 m)
    5-12 Area: 64' x 55' (19,51 m x 16,76 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 playground design derived from the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio at Harry Thomas Sr. Playspace in Washington D.C.

[video: fade in to a playground sign. Playground sign reads Harry Thomas Sr. Playspace. Playground sign has many pictures of how the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio are used. Camera zooms in on the top three images on the sign and pans left to right across those images. A vertical view up the side of a large oak tree. Camera slowly spins to the right showing more of the trees branches. Fade to black.]

[video: fade in to greenery surrounding the play area. Fade to black. Fade in to a Golden Ratio swirl painted and engraved into the concrete. Camera pans up the side of a custom multi colored line of benches made of Permalene panels. Two large custom concrete climbers shaped like the Golden Ratio swirl meet in the middle of two playground structures to form a bridge. Camera zooms in on one of the concrete climbers showing the texture and paint. Camera switches to the top of the playground decking where one of the concrete Golden Ratio climber connects to the playground structure.]

[video: a blurred out of focus view of tree branches pan across the screen. Text appears that reads, the playground design is derived from… Scene change to blurred view of trees in the park. Text appears that reads, the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio.]

[video: camera pans up a Permalene panel vertical ladder. In the ladder panel the Golden ratio swirls make a unique design. Camera comes into focus on a Permalene panel with the words play it safe engraved into it. Camera view from outside the black metal fence surrounding the play area. Camera comes into focus on the side of the swing set area. Three bucket seat swings with harnesses hang side by side. Camera zooms in on a bucket seat swing leg guard on the front of the swing. A Landscape Structures logo in engraved in the plastic.]

[video: camera pans across the entire Evos play structure. Camera zooms in on the top cap of a playground post where a Landscape Structures logo is beveled in. Camera pans across the entire play space starting where the concrete Golden Ratio climber is located. Camera view is from outside the playground black metal fencing looking in at the Weevos playground structure for ages 2 to 5 years of age. Camera pans up through the rings of the O-Zone Evos climber. Camera comes into focus on a line of trees where custom decorative posts stand evenly spaced apart with the Golden Ratio swirl at the top of each post.]

[video: camera pans left to right on the side of a four person We-saw seesaw. Camera pans across the back side of the Evos playground structure. Fade to black. A white animated line wiggles from the bottom of the screen and up to the top middle where it stops and swirls itself into to Golden Ratio spiral. The Golden Ratio spiral then straightens itself and then bounces into the ribbon shape of the Landscape Structures logo. Text appears below the logo reading, better playgrounds, better world.]

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