COVID-19 has amplified the use of outdoor recreationspace in ways we could not have imagined before. We are now seeing familiar outdoor recreation products in a new light. Here are some trends in recreation that are a direct result of all we have been through in 2020:
Shade and shelters can function as outdoor classrooms for small groups, socially distanced classes or as a new place to get work done independently.
Suddenly, we all want our favorite restaurants, lunch spots or park view to have outdoor seating. More playground structures, outdoor tables, chairs, benches and receptacles are in high demand, as more communities and organizations plan for places to be outdoors.
Make Your Own Recess
With many students facing distanced or hybrid learning, playground time atrecess is going to look a little different this year, but it is no less important. Community parks and neighborhood playgrounds will function as a break from academic work with everyone breaking at different times and in different ways. Hand sanitizer stations and good handwashing will also be a necessary partner in this process.
COVID has led to an increase in pet adoptions and purchases. The increase in dog ownership has led to an increase in dog park interest. With a little bit of extra space and planning, communities can create this highly requested amenity.
We crave movement and there has been a growing trend to move more outdoors. Outdoor fitness equipment provides the perfect spot to be social while making sure we get adequate exercise each day. More communities are seeing the value in providing outdoor spaces to safely come together and get fit at the same time.
Creating Outdoor Playgrounds and Recreation Spaces
All Recreation has specialized in outdoor recreation, fitness and playgrounds for over 30 years. Let us guide you in your effort to design gathering spaces outdoors throughout Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. Call us today for a free site visit.