A New Direction For Kidspace:

ARROYO

ADVENTURE

Gyroscope worked with Kidspace Children’s Museum to renovate and transform their 57,000sf outdoor garden into an exciting, imaginative and wild play space. 

 

Arroyo Adventure frames nature play experiences that are inspired by the local landscape ranging from a giant hawks nest, flood plains and forts, to whole-heartedly playing in the mud.

RESOURCES

“Nature inspired us to use the land in a specific way. We felt we could really work with the Arroyo.”

- Michael Shanklin, CEO

Kidspace Children’s Museum

From our project team:

Arroyo Adventure

PROJECT

TEAM

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT:

Gyroscope, Inc.

- Vergeront Planning

- Eric Nelson (Outdoor Classrooms)

- Van Atta Associates, Inc. (Landscape)

In collaboration with Kidspace

SCHEMATIC DESIGN:

Gyroscope, Inc.

- Vergeront Planning

- Van Atta Associates, Inc. (Landscape)

- Lexington (Build-ability & cost-estimating)

In collaboration with Kidspace

GRAPHIC DESIGN:

Gyroscope, Inc.

FABRICATION:

Lexington Design & Fabrication

- MaryLou Iverson (Playground Safety)

In collaboration with Kidspace

Jeanne Vergeront’s blog:

Place-based learning

Eric Nelson’s book:

Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms

Susan Van Atta’s book:

The Southern California

Native Flower Garden

Gyroscope’s blog:

Adventure Playgrounds

For InterActivity 2017 we developed a scavenger hunt to explore Arroyo Adventure. Click on the pdf icon to download a copy and go on a hunt!

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