FDR Park’s Anna C. Verna Playground Features Risky Play

Feb 10, 2024 | Fairmount Park Conservancy

Fairmount Park Conservancy’s completion of the Anna C. Verna Playground at FDR Park, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, was created around the concept of “risky play.” Studio Ludo’s Meghan Talarowski was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer to explain this unconventional playground, the first project completed as part of the $250 million FDR Park Plan.

At FDR Park’s new playground, designers say being a little scared is kind of the point

The Anna C. Verna Playground is unconventional. Meghan Talarowski says it’s important for kids to take risks.

The new Anna C. Verna Playground at FDR Park on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. Monica Herndon / Staff Photographer

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