Guy Mason Recreation Center Playground

Washington, DC

Structured and free form play is encouraged by nature and astronomy themes in the form of climbing mounds and natural forms shaped like animal constellations. An observation tower, amphitheater stage, water play, climbing structures, hillside play and sand box are new site elements. A sustainable design approach minimizes storm water runoff with permeable play surfaces, rain gardens and a green roof pavilion.

View toward slide tower with swings in foregroundGirls playing in splash fountain
Close-up of constellation imbedded into tower rooftop
Sand play areaGrandmother and grandson exploring the musical play area
Close-up of older children jumpingOverview of park