With the teamLab Planets digital art museum and the Small Worlds Tokyo miniature theme park, the area around Toyosu Market is becoming a cool place to hang out in Tokyo Bay. Now Nike Japanin collaboration with the developer Mitsui Fudosan Residential, has opened a new colorful outdoor sports park opposite the market. Called Tokyo Sports Playgroundthe sprawling park is designed to be fully accessible, catering to people of all ages and genders, as well as those with disabilities.
Until September 20, 2021, Tokyo Sports Playground is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. There are six main sections where you can train, play sports, or just relax. Plus, you can check in at the Club House to store your things in lockers or freshen up after a good workout. Best of all, the park is completely free as long as you make a reservation through the Nike app in advance.
The center of the park is Waffle Trainer Square, an open space that’s available for activities like yoga and dancing. To the right is the Air Raid Court, which has a small basketball court ideal for 3-on-3 matches, and the ACG Adventure, a large blue gym in the jungle. On the left side, you’ll find the SB Dunk Skate Plaza – an elaborate skate park – and the Air Max Terrace, which is the perfect place to admire. For runners and joggers, there is also a 280-meter Cortez track that circles the entire park.
Each section’s names, designs and color combinations were inspired by Nike’s most popular athletic shoes, starting with classic 1970s Cortez running shoes through 2002’s SB Dunk.
Nike plans to hold fun events and programs regularly throughout the year, including a weekly girls’ night, hosted by Japanese skater Sayaka Takano, to encourage female skaters to use the park.
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