Remember how fun it was to make pillow forts in your parent’s living room? Well imagine having access to a wide open area with unlimited amounts of wood pallets, logs, cardboard and paint to create the ultimate fort city! Welcome to Pop-Up Playground (PUP), hosted every year by the Railyard Park Conservancy.
PUPs are free community celebrations of child-directed play, where kids of all ages are invited to build their own “playground” out of recycled materials, including eco-friendly paint, rope, pallets, logs, hay bales and fabric. Staffed by volunteer Playworkers, PUPs gently introduce children to themes of risk and freedom in a supervised setting. When children create their own physical environment, they learn through working together, trying new things and making mistakes.