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Clover Park Children's Play Area

Date: 2001
Artist: Bill Buchen and Mary Buchen
Landscape Architect: Rios and Associates
Location: 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard

Clover Park Playground was designed by the Buchens in collaboration with Rios Associates. The park's proximity to the historic Clover Field airfield prompted an aviation and flight theme for the playspace. Design elements include; an observation tower with a spiral stairway leading to the top platform where children can view the park and air traffic through a binocular viewer. They can also communicate through interconnected speaking/listening tubes along the stairway, at the base of the tower and at the end of the bike 'runway' adjacent to the tower. Other elements include: a flight seat in the shape of a boomerang; painted graphics of kites, birds, planes and insects on concrete seating pads; and a 'sonic' seasaw
Last updated: 1/19/2011
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