Cities around the world have been designing outdoor gyms and play areas for older generations to improve fitness and wellbeing. Even non-specialist playgrounds are getting multi-generational. Play’s not just for kids…
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84-year-old Zady Jones walks across a rope step bridge at the senior playground at Carbide Park.
Dam Head Estate’s ‘Older People’s Play Area’ in Blackley opened in 2008 as the UK’s first playground designed for pensioners, with the slogan ‘You’re never too old to play’.
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A man works out in London’s first purpose-built ‘senior playground’, opened in 2010 in Hyde Park.
Elderly residents engage in early morning exercises in Beijing’s Di Tan park in the Dongcheng area.
Enjoying the playground in the Superkilen park in Norrebro.
Exercising at Lumphini Park.
This feature originally appeared in The Guardian.