Nike Japan is set to open a multifaceted, wheelchair-accessible public sports park in Tokyo that encompasses design elements from many of their flagship models and footwear divisions.
While the entire park is surrounded by a traditionally colored (but six-sided) running track that uses the old Blue Ribbon Sports logo, the interior of the park is made up of five different themed areas for parkgoers to explore. For example, the park’s outdoor basketball court is themed with design patterns from the Nike Air Raid, the company’s first-ever shoe designed specifically for outdoor hooping. Viewers can then proceed to Waffle Trainer Square, a yellow, blue, and orange section of the park with unique, nature-inspired playground equipment and made as a multi-use area for dance, yoga, and other miscellaneous sports.
Attached to Waffle Trainer Square, ACG Adventure makes up a small circular area with a 3D climbing structure that’s inspired by the 1980 Lava High, one of Nike’s first-ever hiking boots. One of the largest areas of the park is an SB Dunk Low “Tiffany” inspired skatepark. Although its slopes are extremely gentle to accommodate wheelchair users and beginners, the park features banks, boxes, stairs, rails, and more. The entire playground is tied together by Air Max Terrace, a gentle, Air Max 95-colored sloping area with benches that overlook the entire park.
The entire park is made using Nike Grind material, which is salvaged from Nike’s production waste to create athletic court surfacing materials. The park will open on October 10th, and users are required to register for a timeslot at the park via the Nike app (in order to prevent the spread of COVID.) You can check out photos of the park down below.