Mental Floss, June 1, 2015
16 of the Coolest Playgrounds in the World
Read Article

New York Times, December 18, 2013
In a Brooklyn Park Design, Movable Parts at Play
Read Article

NPR, June 18, 2013
From Classic Toys To New Twists, Kids Go Back To Blocks
Read Article

Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2013
New York City's Playgrounds Swing Toward New Design Models
Read Article

Metropolis, April 2013
Digital Blocks
Read Article

TimeOut New York Kids, April 24, 2013
New Imagination Playground to open at Brooklyn's Betsy Head Park
Read Article

Slate, January 28, 2013
Tear Down the Swing Sets
Read Article

The Washington Post, December 12, 2012
'Play Work Build' Puts Creativity On Exhibit at The National Building Museum 
Read Article

Fast Company's Co.Design, November 29, 2012
An Interactive Exhibit Chronicles The History Of Building Blocks
Read Article

DC Curbed, November 21, 2012
David Rockwell Discusses PLAY WORK BUILD At The Building Museum
Read Article

USA TODAY, November 17, 2012
Exhibit on Blocks Makes for Creative Playtime
Read Article

Wallpaper, July 6, 2012
London Festival of Architecture 2012
Read Article

Architektur & Wohnen, June 2012 
Imagination Playground
Read Article

DETAIL , May 10, 2012
Playspaces – Imaginative und Immersive Environments
Read Article               

TimeOut New York Kids, April 26, 2012 
25 Best Playgrounds in New York City
Read Article

Junior Magazine, February, 2012 
Helen McKay-Ferguson, “Blocks, knocks and play that rocks”
PDF of Print Edition

Icon, August 2011 
George Pendle, “Object Lesson”
PDF of Print Edition

The Wall Street Journal, September 30 - October 2, 2011 
Wearing a Philanthropic Heart on Their Designs
PDF of Print Edition

New York Times In Transit Blog, September 23, 2011 
Amy Rose Dobson, “A Portable Playground Moves to London”
Read Article

The Aspen Idea, Winter 2010/2011 
PDF of Print Edition

Time Out New York Kids, November, 2010 
“Best Non-Beach Spot to Get Sand in your Shoes”
PDF of Print Edition

Landscape Architecture, November, 2010 
Daniel Jost, “New York Loosens Up”
PDF of Print Edition

Icon, October, 2010
Johanna Agerman Ross, “A Playground”
PDF of Print Edition

The New York Times, September 26, 2010
David Rockwell, “Op-Chart: Unpacking Imagination”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

CNN, September 2, 2010
Jessica Yellin, “Build-It-Yourself Playground Helps Kids Imagine”
Read Article

Interior Design, September, 2010
Nicholas Tamarin, “Centerfold”
PDF of Print Edition

WPIX Morning News with Lisa Matteo, August 17, 2010 
Kids Let Their Imaginations Grow At The Imagination Playground!
Watch Video

Time, August 9, 2010 
Harriet Barovick, “Building a Better Playground”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition | Watch Segment 

Time Out New York Kids, August 2010 
Tom Roston, “David Rockwell’s Innovative Play Spot Opens to New York Families”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

CBS, July 31, 2010 
CBS Sunday Morning
Watch Segment

Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2010 
Ralph Gardner, “Making Work of Child’s Play”
Read Article

NPR, July 27, 2010 
Robert Smith, “All Things Considered: The New Economics of Fancy Playgrounds”
Read Article

NBC, July 27, 2010 
NY Nightly News
Watch Segment

Fox 5 New York, July 27, 2010 
Good Day New York
Watch Segment

The New York Times, July 26, 2010 
Corey Kilgannon, “A Newfangled Sandbox Arrives (Check Out the Canals)”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

The Leonard Lopate Show, July 12th, 2010 
The Way We Play: Modern Playground Design
Read Article

The New Yorker, July 5, 2010 
Rebecca Mead, “State of Play: How Tot Lots Became Places to Build Children’s Brains”
PDF of Print Edition

Parents, July, 2010 
Susan Gregory Thomas, “Let them Play!”
PDF of Print Edition

The New York Observer (Playground supplement), June, 2010 
Wendy Straker Hauser, “The Future is Now”
PDF of Print Edition

New York Magazine, May 31, 2010 
The Best Bet
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

New York Times Style Magazine, Winter 2009 
Jill Singer, “Remix: King of the Playground”
PDF of Print Edition

I.D., September/October 2009 
Alissa Walker, “Recess, Rethought” / Jessie Ashlock, “Play as it Lays”
PDF of Print Edition

Fast Company, March, 2009 
Tim McKeough, “David Rockwell’s Imagination Playground”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

Time, January 28th, 2009 
Kathleen Kingsbury, “The New Playground: Bye, Jungle Gym”
PDF of Print Edition

Wall Street Journal, August 5th, 2008 
Dan Ackman, “The Architect-Designer Focuses on Child’s Play”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

NY1, August 4th, 2008 
Where To Go: Imagination Playground In A Box
Watch Movie

4 NBC News, July 31st, 2008 
Portable Playgrounds Developed For Kids
Read Article

Daily News, July 15th, 2008 
Ayala Falk, “Imagination Playground Opens in Brownsville to Delight of Local Children”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

New York Times, July 14th, 2008 
Javier C. Hernandez, “A Playground Where Creativity Can Run Wild”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

Thirteen/WNET, June 1st, 2008 
Interview with David Rockwell
Watch Movie

CNBC, May 27th, 2008 
Playgrounds Offer Imaginative Sponhorship Opportunity
Read Article | Watch Movie

CBS, May 20th, 2008 
CBS Sunday Morning Video
Watch Segment

New York Times, May 4th, 2008 
Diane Cardwell, “An Invitation to Child’s Play: Big Blocks and Wheelbarrows”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition | Watch Movie

Charlie Rose, May 24th, 2007 
A conversation with David Rockwell
Watch Movie

Boston Globe, April 15th, 2007 
Drake Bennett, “Back To The Playground”
PDF of Print Edition

The New Yorker, January 29th, 2007 
Daniel Radosh, “Comeback: Sand Men”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

New York Times, January 11th, 2007 
Andy Newman, “New York City’s Future Playground Gets a Nod From Present-Day Players”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

ABC News, January 11th, 2007 
Susan Donaldson James, “New-Age Playgrounds Rule, as Long as the Kids Are in Charge”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition

New York Times, January 10th, 2007 
Diane Cardwell, “New York Tries to Think Outside the Sandbox”
Read Article | PDF of Print Edition


press releases

September 22, 2015
Auburn Early Education Center Latest Recipient of an Imagination Playground

September 4, 2015
Imagination Playground Announces Extension to Build-A-Thon

August 26, 2015
Please Touch Museum and Imagination Playground Partner For World Meeting of Families

July 22, 2015
Downing Street Playgroup Celebrates Play with a New Imagination Playground

July 9, 2015
Build-A-Thon Events Growing in Schools, Children’s Museums, Camps, and Overseas

May 23, 2015
Expanding Our Kids World Celebrates Play with a New Imagination Playground

May 14, 2015
The PLAYERS Championship and Imagination Playground Announce Donation to PVPV Rawlings Elementary School

May 7, 2015
Imagination Playground Announces Build-A-Thon Contest!

March 26, 2015
Imagination Playground Announces New "Vote for Play" Giveaway

March 15, 2015
Imagination Playground Announces Launch of 3D Builder App

April 23, 2013
NYC Parks & Rockwell Group Unveil Design for New Imagination Playground at Brooklyn's Betsy Head Park

February 2, 2013
Louisiana Children's Museum and Imagination Playground Donate Play Set during Super Service Saturday

January 31, 2013
Louisiana Children's Museum Announces Places to Play

January 30, 2013
UNICEF Launches Play Initiative 

October 10, 2012
Rockwell Group Launches Imagination Playground 2.0

September 20, 2012
PLAY WORK BUILD: New Exhibition Features Hands-on, Interactive Presentation of Block Play

August 24, 2012
Imagination Playground Goes to Venice

June 4, 2012
Imagination Playground Designed By Renowned U.S. Architect David Rockwell Launches Across Europe

August 10, 2011
Architect David Rockwell Launches Mobile Version of the Acclaimed Imagination Playground in London

August 18, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg and Architect David Rockwell Open Imagination Playground at Burling Slip 

June 15, 2010
Imagination Playground Tour of NYC Parks

August 12, 2009
10 Imagination Playgrounds in a Box in NYC Parks

May 7, 2009
Imagination Playground Burling Slip Groundbreaking

July 9, 2008
Imagination Playground in a Box Launch in Brownsville, NY

February 20, 2007
Announcement of Imagination Playground at Burling Slip


for press inquiries,
please contact:

Linda Semmler
Vice President, Marketing

download press kit >