Robbins Farm Park in Arlington, MA is a beloved neighborhood amenity known for its spectacular views towards Boston. Its existing playground features an iconic 16-foot embankment slide that strikes awe, excitement, and a healthy amount of fear to all who dare slide down.
The Town of Arlington’s Parks & Recreation Commission aims to create an inclusive and imaginative adventure playscape nestled into the hillside of this cherished community park. The design vision draws inspiration from the unique character and history of Robbins Farm and capitalizes on the potentials of climbing, jumping, and exploring on a hill.
The design of Robbins Farm Park Playground goes beyond ADA-accessible standards and draws from universal design principles to imagine a safe and welcoming place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to play together. As one scales the hillside using the winding, ADA-accessible path, they will encounter more slides, climbing elements, and sensory nodes with engaging visual and musical play equipment. Adjacent to the large slide sits a pair of climbing structures, called the “Adventure Sheds,” which draw from local vernacular farm architecture. The sheds are fully accessible from multiple points of entry, inviting kids and caretakers of all abilities to join one another in play.
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