Kit of Parks

Project Description: 

Kit of Parks is a portable kit of parts to build a park. Inspired by pop-up parklets, Kit of Parks adds a playful twist to temporary placemaking: it is packable, lightweight, and mobile. Kit of Parks can be hitched to the back of a bike and unpacked in under five minutes. The self-contained set includes a table, stools, play-blocks, jenga, and bean bag toss. The Kit injects an immediate dose of color, whimsy, and experimental fun wherever it is parked. Kit of Parks is an instant conversation starter about the power of turning urban environments into platforms for public realm experimentation and play.

In the fall of 2016, Kit of Parks was selected as a winner of the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition, hosted by KaBOOM! The design team worked with furniture manufacturer FEEK to bring Kit of Parks to life. 

Location: Boston, MA

Date: 2015 - present

Team: Nina Chase, Philip Dugdale, and Nich Steinkraus. Project supported by Kaboom!, the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, and Sasaki. 


KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge Winner

2016 Boston Public Space Invitational Finalist