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Jackson from The Steel Yard wrote in with this time-lapse video of the construction of a tire playground in Providence, RI:

The Steel Yard joined Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, City of Providence Parks Department, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and other community partners on September 29th, 2007 to help construct a playground at Riverside Park in Olneyville, Providence, as part of James W Rouse Community Service Day. Also helping out was a hard working group of volunteers from Rhode Island School of Design.

Immediately after construction was finished on the recycled tire structure, local youth came out and took full advantage of the Steel Yard designed structure. Howie Sneider and Joel Taplin helped lead the project from conception to completion. A huge thanks goes out to our staff, Donny butler, Dave Anderson, RISD volunteers, and everyone else who helped with the project. Thank you!

Riverside Park Tire Playground, Providence, RI – Link & flickr set

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


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