A NEW GENERATION PARK DEDICATED TO KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Kinder Joy of moving Park, located at Vicolungo The Style Outlets, close to Milan, is a physical play park, unique of its kind in Italy. Initially conceived for ExpoMilano2015, the Park has now been updated and upgraded, providing over 1,700 sqm of permanent space for the development of motor skills - all completely free to access.
The park is the result of the partnership between Kinder, the Municipality of Vicolungo and Neinver - a leading European player in the outlet sector - united by an identity of values focusing on children and families, in a common Social Responsibility project.
THE FIRST KINDER JOY OF MOVING PARK
The Kinder Joy of moving Park is a playground focused on motor skills for children aged 5-12, spanning over 1,700 square meters.
Thanks to a ‘facilitating environment’ of eight pieces of physical play equipment based on Kinder Joy of moving method and developed by the Department of Industrial Engineering at Federico II University, Naples, kids can get involved and have fun.
In a colourful, joyous world, unique and innovative equipment exercise the children’s abilities to develop the 4 blocks of the Joy of moving educational method.
The method, that comes from the game, aims at a relational and social vision and is designed to involve all aspects of the growing person, developing physical efficiency, motor coordination, cognitive functions and life skills, in order to increase its autonomy and the ability to face
the challenges of daily life.
THE PLAYGROUND: THE GAMES AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Every piece of the physical play equipment features its own specific affordance, activating a peculiar kid’s skill: control, commitment, effort, balance, endurance, courage, stability and initiative.
The playground features: a climbing wall of over 5 metres, four different walls and various climbing routes, to teach children the value of commitment; an area to try surfing, to figure out the importance of control and stability; a free jump station to test their courage; a platform to fly like birds, to test and control the effort; a spinning mushroom for the most daring to try out; and many other attractions available for the first time in Europe at an outlet mall.
* The photograps were taken in full compliance with measures to combat and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus in work environments, provided for by the relative Protocol shared between the President of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of the Economy, the Minister of Labour and Social Policies, the Minister of Health and the social partners, dated 14 March 2020, as well as subsequent additions.