Panel: Not the Same Old Jungle Gym

Date:August 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy.
Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75201

“You don’t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.”

What we learn through play has a profound impact on our physical, mental, social, and creative health. And designers and play advocates are taking notice. The current exhibition at the Dallas Center for Architecture demonstrates the importance of play by telling the stories of more than 40 pioneering playspaces around the world. From towering treetops to hand-knot crochet playgrounds, designers are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into state-of-the-art, meaningful environments.

Join us as we bring designers, psychologists, and play experts together to discuss these latest trends. Issues of safety, mental health, creativity, and nature all come together in the conversation about what a playspace should be. Suffice it to say that we’re far beyond the days of simple slides, swings, and jungle gyms.

The panel will be moderated by Emily Henry, PLA, landscape architect at TBG Partners

Panelists include: Ben Brubaker-Zehr, Play Structure Expert – Earthscape; Jessica Hooks, LCSW-S, RPT, Play Therapist – Momentous Institute; Lisa Horne, Landscape Architect – Studio Outside; and Nick Nepveux, Assoc. AIA, Senior Project Designer – Glenn l Partners.

The evening will begin with a reception and opportunity to view the exhibition at 6:00 p.m. The panel discussion will follow at 6:30 p.m. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Register for this event by RSVP’ing to

Cost:A $10 donation is requested at the door.

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Phone Number: 214.880.1550

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