Cool Dad Job: Playground Architect, Public Artist, Creative Dude
Latest Cool Dad Achievement: Installing Echo Chamber, an interactive musical instrument, at George Washington University.
As the mind behind Brooklyn’s Sweetwater playground, Reigelman has provided thousands of New York City kids (including his own 17-month-old daughter) with the best playground experience of their lives. But Reigelman doesn’t just do play structures. His work runs the gamut from a gigantic reading nest installed in Cleveland to tiny cottages affixed to city walls in San Francisco to pyramids of Technicolor barrels in Louisville. The man helps kids play and reminds adults how play can represent a way to enter and humanize the world.