Parc Monceau

In the middle of Paris, the park is a place to relax and have fun.

It is totally appropriate that Parc Monceau in Paris has a KOMPAN playground. If the architect responsible for the 18th Century park, Louis Carmontelle, were alive today he would be head-hunted by KOMPAN. His views on recreational space and how people can get the most out of it, mirror those of today’s designers. The children of Paris’s 8th Arrondissement would agree. The playground is a valuable addition to the park that was previously notable for its collection of interesting follies.

Check it out in the video below.

Fun play in Parisian Park

Parc Monceau’s playground features have intentionally a high novelty value for kids who are well used to climbing stairs in their nearby apartments. The carousels, springers and swings introduce a different kind of movement and the freedom of the dome-shaped climbing net lets them develop and express themselves on a refreshingly different level. The playground is designed with multiple zones each focusing on a certain play value. There is a place for toddlers to go easy, and there is a place for the older children to be wild. In the public park, Parc Monceau, the entire family can have fun.

Physical

Social/emotional

Cognitive

Creative

Social play in Parc Monceau

Imaginary play in Parc Monceau

It's necessary … to preserve the charm that one encounters …and to renew it with each step, so that the visitor in his soul will have the desire to revisit the garden every day and to possess it for himself. The true art is to know how to keep the visitors there, through a variety of objects.

Louis Carmontelle

Artist, writer and architect, talking of park design in 1773.