Totally cool "modern" carousel attraction, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City
See "Photos, Video: Jane's Carousel OPEN In Brooklyn Bridge Park" from the Gothamist. Photos by Jake Dobkin.
This is a good illustration of the point that "parks" planning is a lot more than just thinking about having "open space." And that you don't just have to do stuff that looks "old fashioned."
I am not going to be able to get to it, but I'd love to be able to go to the 2011annual meeting, the "Congress and Exposition" of the National Recreation and Park Association, which is in the beginning of November in Atlanta. (Hopefully, next year Bicycle Pass, my firm, will be able to exhibit there...)