Riga – a Spectacular Play Area Case Study

Spectacular Play Area in Riga

Proludic’s innovation and creativity has once again been demonstrated in the amazing playground that opened in June 2017 in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The playground is inspired by the history and architecture of the City of Riga, and includes play areas for both younger and older children, with a variety of inclusive play equipment provided so that all children can play together!

This inter-generational play area is divided in two:  a play area for children from 2 to 6 years old, and a play area for children from 7 to 14. The two playgrounds are connected by a walkway symbolising the crossing of the Daugaba river on the Vanšu bridge.

Play Area for older children (7-14): modern nature inspiration

Within this playground, the nature blends in harmoniously with modernity. The colours and materials are a reference to the Latvian nature and the modern city of Riga. The structures are deliberately unstructured and are inspired by the contemporary architecture. The very high structures invite the most audacious children to climb to the top of the impressive Rainforest Tower, which peaks at 8 meters. The addition of Dynamic Structures (Skysurf, Aeroskate, Rodeoboard, Roll-Up…) energises this part of the playground and provides great challenges to teenagers.

Play Area for younger children (2-6): traditional architecture inspiration

This playground is a modern representation of Riga’s buildings and its fortifications. The play area offers a number of platforms at different heights, with the imposing Castle culminating at 6 meters. The shape of the archways, roofs, windows, and the colours used are inspired by the traditional architecture of the City. The cut-out aluminium panels, the brushed stainless steel and the play panels add a modern touch to the area.  The elevated walkway connecting the fortified city and the other river bank (older children play area) offers unique climbing and innovative sliding activities. The more daring children can cross the river by using the Double Cableway.

Additional Play Equipment for all ages and abilities

Other play equipment for all ages and abilities has been added to this large-scale playground which includes Proludic’s All-Inclusive Boat, award-winning Inclusive TruckInclusive Diabolo Multi-Play, Tiboo Multi-Play for toddlers, Pyramid Net, multiple Swings, Rotating Equipment, Springers, Table Tennis Table and more…

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