KOMPAN's ambition is to provide cities and municipalities with durable and low-maintenance outdoor activity areas that add hours of fun, activity through play and fitness and last but definitely not least - a strong sense of community and pride for people of all ages and abilities.
Enjoy examples below of how cities and municipalities across the world have created outdoor activity areas that fit into their specific area and create tons of value for the people around them.
In the centre of Canberra, a new KOMPAN outdoor gym in Henry Rolland Park is considered a city attraction. The combination of high tech, easy-to-use equipment and the great location overlooking Lake Burley Griffen, has immediately established the fitness site as a popular spot to get trim and fit.
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The city of Prague wanted a unique play icon for the beautiful Central Park in the heart Prague. Symbolising wisdom
Outdoor fitness with a fantastic view!
The activity park close to Vangsvatnet in Voss, Norway has quickly become the community’s preferred workout place and the heart of the town. The activity park is so well equipped that the local fitness center uses the park for outdoor boot camp classes, during spring and summer.
Withrow Park in Toronto, Cananda proves that cooperation between KOMPAN and landscape architects and municipalities results in great projects that make communities happier and healthier. It was a cooperation that was strengthened by adding the wishes of the children themselves. For the 100-year-old park, it was time to refurbish its existing playground. KOMPAN collaborated with the landscape architects and the community and transformed the ideas of the children and the aesthetic demands of the architects into a colourful playground. The result, a revitalized park full of adventurous and innovative play, was the perfect way to start Withrow Park’s second century.
The Robinia castle, the center-piece in the park, was popular before it was even built. When asked to draw their dream playground, the kids of Covington, put a castle at the top of their fun list. So they got one.
With Lincoln Park, Boston has finally reached its goal of a maximum distance of a 10-minute walk to the nearest recreational area, and offers the citizens of Somerville respite from the city environment. The densely populated area has limited space for outside activities, so creative solutions were needed to create a place where residents of all age groups are offered the opportunity to socialize, become engaged and be challenged.
The municipality of Billund, Denmark wanted to create new life in the city centre. The ambition was to increase activity and extend people's stay in the city centre and thereby also boost sales in the local shops.
The landscape architect behind the new playground in Ramsden Park, Toronto, had a vision to create something new and exciting, but through including something old. By old, she meant incorporating both the city’s heritage and some time-tested favourites from the existing KOMPAN playground. The new playground uses yellow colours and themes from Toronto’s history of brick, and has maintained several of the timeless play items from the old playground, like the iconic Crazy Hen. After giving years of pleasure in its former location, the first of the revolutionary springers is still in great shape and has become part of the new playground.
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