Manhattan Plaza - players on a rooftop


On June 8th 2009, New York’s first interactive electronic playground was opened at Manhattan Plaza on 43rd Street.

Manhattan Plaza is an affordable housing complex and home to more than 3,500 residents. Thanks to a partnership between Tiki Recreation, Related Affordable and KOMPAN Inc., USA, the Plaza tenants are now benefiting from an impressive playground makeover.

The new upgrade takes an innovative approach to the intergenerational playground and features KOMPAN's ICON solution, which encourages children to be active by integrating digital games into the equipment. The eco-friendly playground is made from recyclable materials and using sustainable practices.

Tiki Recreation is the initiative of former American football star Tiki Barber, who helps create opportunities for playful physical activity in children's lives.

A mother of three from Manhattan Plaza, Margaret Kelly Murphy, says: "My oldest has changed over the last year - he became much more sedentary. I was starting to worry about how to get him off the computer and exercising. Now he begs to go down to the playground."


Fast facts
Location: Manhattan, USA

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