Central Park’s Adventure-Style Playgrounds: Renewal of a Midcentury Legacy

Written by Marie Warsh, director of preservation planning with the Central Park Conservancy, Central Park’s Adventure-Style Playgrounds is the third volume in The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s series Modern Landscapes: Transition & Transformation, edited by Charles A. Birnbaum. Forthcoming from LSU Press in November 2019, this latest volume documents the design trends, social motivations, and public engagement that made Central Park a kind of laboratory for playground design in the 1960s and 1970s.