Reimagining Play Areas
Not just for kids—also for community
At retail and lifestyle centers across the country, Brookfield Properties Retail Group is rethinking what leisure time looks like. Aiming to create new environments in which shoppers can unwind, our retail leasing and property development teams are producing innovative gathering places that provide meaningful relaxation and leisure experiences for communities.
At Northbrook Court, Ridgedale Center, Ala Moana Center and Baybrook Mall, shoppers can enjoy everything from a 20-foot open-air climbing structure to oversized board games and educational exhibits. Read on to learn more about how we're inviting families to learn, play and reconnect in our properties.
Northbrook Play, a nature-inspired indoor playground, was brought to Northbrook Court in partnership with the Chicago Children's Museum. The interactive play space features interactive stations, including a puppet theater, acting stage, and climbing structures, where children of all ages can imagine, explore and connect with others
Ridgedale Center’s newly enhanced, family-friendly play area introduces museum-quality special exhibits that blend play with education. Utilizing community partnerships with organizations such as the River School of Music—for infant and toddler music classes—and InnerActive for party planning, Ridgedale is redefining what a play center can do for its community.
Ala Moana Center
Ala Moana Center
At Ala Moana Center, play isn't only for children—it's a state of mind, a heightened level of curiosity intended for all. Ala Moana’s many adult play offerings include a virtual reality roller coaster, as well as cultural experiences including Shirokiya Japan Village Walk—a replica of a traditional Japanese town, complete with dining concepts. A 20-foot climbing structure encourages visitors to play and explore all that the world's largest open-air shopping center has to offer.
Recently renovated to include new entertainment options such as Dave & Buster's and Star Cinema & Grill, Baybrook Mall's lifestyle expansion includes 285,000 square feet of open-air, multi-purpose space, integrating retail, dining and leisure amenities. Measuring the length of a football field, the Lawn offers oversized outdoor games and regularly scheduled viewings at Family Movie Night. Baybrook's newest entertainment options encourage families to make play an everyday activity.