The Harvest Green barn themed playground is a part of a new, master-planned development, south-west of Houston. The community is uniquely focused on integrating agriculture into everyday life as an agri-hood where neighbours grow food in community gardens and participate in life at the Village Farm. A thread of active farmland weaves through Harvest Green’s public spaces and provided design inspiration for this barn-themed playground, collaboratively designed with SWA Group.
The multi-level barn tower is the playground center piece, visible from a great distance and serving as an epic gathering space and landmark for the community. Inside the barn play structure, graduated play challenges increase in difficulty as children climb through each level. There are multiple entry and egress points to the barn, including a 16 foot red tube slide off of the third level.
Play options inside the barn are varied; adventurous children can climb up the barn ladders, crawl among spider webs, hide out with friends behind hay bales, hang out in suspended seats or weave through the rope chaos. To add to the playground theme, large wood chainsaw carvings of hay bales and a tipped wheelbarrow add whimsy, fun and additional play pieces to climb and conquer!