Big Data Shows the Way to Healthier Playgrounds for All

The Pools Playground in the Victoria Park neighborhood of London (Credit: Studio Ludo and Jefferson University)

​Currently, the state playgrounds in the U.S. is limited to colorful jungle gyms on rubber flooring, surrounded by fences; rarely do they attract children past elementary age. Adults spend their playground time primarily sedentary, passively observing, and the rare teen spotted in a playground is likely glued to a phone. It’s time to build playgrounds for all ages.

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