New ‘PLAY’ Area Headed To Town Center

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Staff report

Kids will have a new place to play at the Town Center Mall.

Planned to open this summer, PLAY at Town Center, will allow families to have a place to play, recharge and relax while shopping.

PLAY is a 1,600 square-foot recreational space featuring a combination of seating and interactive play elements inspired by local waterways and waterfronts.

The design combines sculptural, abstract elements, soft textures, flowing forms and open play opportunities geared toward sparking children’s imaginations.

“Play is critical to children’s mental and physical development and PLAY at Town Center at Boca Raton will provide our young visitors the opportunity to learn, grow and interact in a climate-controlled environment,” said General Manager Sal Saldaña. “This first-class, indoor entertainment option is one of many customer-focused enhancements now available at the shopping center.”

A sampling of PLAY elements includes:

The Coral Cave – climb, crawl and traverse this series of ramps, levels and surfaces designed to encourage kids to run up, around and through the play structure

The Warp Portal – immersive digital play panels, viewing portholes and talk tubes draw children in with fun sounds and moving lights

Triplet Tree Stepper – a modern adaptation of the age-old favorite tire swing where children can sit, step and bounce under large petals that rustle and clap

An Arch Rope Ladder, Social Slide, Wave Recliner, Rope-mesh Deck, Telescope, Climbing Staircase, Climbing Ramp & Rope Haul, Pebble Ottomans, Play Blocks and a Secret Tunnel round out the developmental activities available within the interactive space.

Designed by Blanc Space, the indoor play destination is the culmination of Town Center at Boca Raton’s extensive renovation. PLAY is slated to open later this summer in the Nordstrom wing, near Crate & Barrel.