Layton, Utah is about to get the “first interactive electronic public playground west of the Mississippi.”
The $500,000 project will feature three acres of land, tennis and basketball courts, and electronic “versions of capture the flag and tug of war” along with “a rocking balance piece in which children attempt to get an electronic dot inside a circle.”
The park is an attempt to get children outdoors to play, with the interactive “ICON” pieces, being purchased from a company called Kompan in Denmark.
There are apparently two similar parks already in existence; one in Philadelphia and one in New York City. The ICON pieces are interchangeable, allowing for easy upgrading and replacement in the future.