A play tower with many possibilities, an environment of fine sand and plenty of green space: the stadium in Alsenstraße has been given a completely new look, as you can see in the comparison before and after.
Gütersloh, a gray yard turned into a green play oasis, a new playground in the Alsenstraße for children’s happiness and a good living environment
For a long time, there was a rather inconspicuous existence: a stadium in the former British settlements of Alsenstrasse – a football field with a basketball hoop and a football goal, that is the basis, everything was more gray than colored. Now it’s a playground that makes kids of all ages happy – the 775 m² area is functional, colorful and imaginative down to the last detail, with plenty of green, sandy and space for all kinds of activities.
In 2020, the city of Gutersloh took over the settlement area and created a communal living space there. #Families with kids have moved here and even first look shows kids big and small feel right at home here. Katharina Krause, Project Manager for Playgrounds at # Department of Urban Green Spaces, gave special value on this while planning: “The central play area meets all requirements. The construction that uses individual #platforms and additional sideboards also allows young children to climb safely onto the #slide and they can conquer the height of the next #platform step by themselves. In addition, all items have a maximum height of 1.50 meters, so that adults can be escorted and assisted. In addition, the #balance track gives the opportunity for somewhat older children to test their #climbing skills. «The play tower distinguishes the facility from afar, but of course all the other ‘classic’ items kids love in the playground are also nowadays: a generous #sand area, a hammock and a ‘nest basket swing’ where you can feel like you’re on a ship on the high seas . Climbing, balancing and swinging – there are hardly any limits to the motivation to move.
#Wood shapes the theme of the playground, as does the cheerful and bright color palette. Seats and stools with backrests are arranged to be suitable as a meeting place as well as for picnics. A wide meadow area, trees and large stones also suitable for climbing or sitting opportunities, create a green oasis where a lot of space used to be closed off. One of the goals of the new stadium was to bring about a sustainable improvement in the urban climate in the vicinity of the residential area, as well as to develop the educational game. Against this background, the measure was funded by the Special Program “Climate Resilience in Municipalities” in North Rhine-Westphalia. The degree of the dam has been reduced from about 85 to 12 percent compared to before, while the proportion of green space in the area has increased from 15 to 64 percent.
This year, the Hudeweg and Ostermanns Weg stadium is also on the agenda, as it will be equipped with a climbing facility called an “all-terrain vehicle”, with a carousel and a so-called “oscillation monitor”. In the new development area Ahornallee and Surenhofsweg, the stadium equipment is scheduled to be delivered at the end of August or the beginning of September 2022. In September, designs for the Titusweg and Martin #Luther #Kirche stadiums will also be submitted. In 2023 a renovation of the #playing Auf dem Knüll area and stadium is planned in Kuckucksweg.
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