Woodland Star School Playground
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The Woodland Star play castle
Parents in the process of building the castle
Plan and sketch
The play cottage
The play structure was crowned by copper roofs made by a parent volunteer, a professional tinsmith.
While the castle turret was waiting to be capped by the pineapple roof...
...kids used the open tube as a basketball hoop (no - that is not a UFO)
The maintenance guys helped raise the castle roof.
A tarp for shade was added later.

The parents and maintenance workers of this Waldorf charter school got together to build a fantasy and dramatic play environment, a good example of a small scale, community built project.

Following a site plan by Tom Arie Donch of Interplay Design, we helped them design and build the play castle and to create a play space which both evoked the philosophy of the school and softened the courtyard site which was surrounded by pre-fab classrooms. With limited resources but a lot of community spirit and hard work, they can be very proud of the little gem of a playground they did themselves for their children.