Recycling RUBBER 3: The Tire Play Garden
Today we travel from Cebu to California, then to Japan and Thailand, as we look into the use of recycled rubber tires as a main component in children’s playgrounds around the world.
The Tire Play Garden
The Rubber Tire Swing
Here’s a very simple way of making a tire swing:
cut rubber tire, strong rope (natural fiber)
Crawl or Climb (or do whatever)
What a great idea..imagine what fun kids have
with this tire tower
I call this a STAND SWING
Kids like to climb up and swing about…
A Waldorf-Inspired Playschool
“A Great Place to Play and Learn”
Here are some other Playground Features made from Recycled Rubber Tires:
Tire Wall, Adventure Playground
Whimsical Recycled Tire Swings
What could be more fun than spending hours swinging outside on a tire swing? How about swinging on a tire swing the shape of a horse or a dragon! Check out these very creative ways of recycling tires into all sort of fun shapes, like horses, dragons, reindeer, T-Rex, longhorn bulls, elephants, motorcycles, kangaroos, airplanes and even sharks!
If you are feeling creative, you can even make your own!
Nishi-Rokugo Tyre Park, Tokyo
See more photos of Tokyo’s Nishi-Rokugo Tyre Park
Anne Marie van Splunter
Conceived as a playground for refugee children in Thailand, van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ envisions a play area constructed entirely of reused and sustainable materials. The recycled tires that give form to the tree are held in place by conjoined lengths of bamboo that thread throughout the structure without need for metal hardware. What’s more, van Splunter sees the tires as being used “from cradle to cradle”. “Tires are made from the latex of the rubber tree,” says van Splunter in her artist statement. “And now they have served their duty, becoming the sculpture of a rubber tree.”