Pop-up chess parks 2021

Thanks to a grant from Indiana Department of Health the Active Transportation Coalition created a pop-up chess park that we’re using all over Allen County.

This high tech mobile system is state of the art… actually, it’s just a bunch of outdoor tables and chairs from Ikea and a spray painted stencil, hastily applied to the table. They’re scratched up, beat up and all around cheap, but they work and they’re easy to deploy.

We’re always amazed at how quickly you can transform an empty, uncomfortable space with slower cars, a sense of place, and an activity for young and old. This pop-up chess park is a lot of fun!

If you’d like to borrow the chess park or any items from our lending library, let us know. We’re happy to share!