BROOKHAVEN, GA — Three elevated treehouses connected with rope ladders have been unveiled at Briarwood Park. Dubbed "The Treehouse," the adventurous piece consists of three elevated treehouses in a triangular formation that interconnect with rope ladders. It was designed to combine physical activity with teaching youngsters how to transform ideas into fun solutions.
"When developing the master plan for the park, neighbors wanted something different, trying to get away from the normal everyday playground and treehouse concept … something new that would engage the children and hold their attention," said Brian Borden, director of parks and recreation. "I believe we have achieved that goal. This is a 'first' in the Brookhaven park system and could well serve as a prototype for future playground improvements in other city parks."
Coordinated by GreenbergFarrow, an Atlanta-based architecture, engineering and planning firm, the custom-designed tree houses were created by KOMPAN, a manufacturer of playground equipment. Every year, 150 million people worldwide play or exercise on KOMPAN products in countries ranging from Australia to England, Denmark, France and South America.
"In our park planning, we try to look for ways to shape happier and healthier communities by offering excellent play, sports and fitness solutions for people of all ages and abilities," said Borden. "Through play and exercise, those who enjoy our parks have fun, learn and develop as individuals and as groups of people. We believe this is the very cornerstone of a happier and healthier community."