Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I Miss the Old Days

Rocket Slides and Monkey Bars: Chasing the Vanishing Playgrounds of Our Youth 


Cap'n Bob said...

I've spent a lot of time at playgrounds since Sofia turned three and I've noted the big changes since I was a sprout. No seesaws, no whirl arounds, no high slides. Some of the stuff still looks dangerous, though. And what's with beauty bark for a ground cover?
I remember a very tall slide in one park when I was about four. Kids would slide down it sitting on sheets of wax paper. After a few trips it would be lightning fast and launch you six to ten feet away at the bottom of the slide. I miss the old days.

Karin said...

What a great project! I'm glad someone has been taking those pictures. Some of the new equipment is also dangerous, like those spiderweb things, but the slides are ridiculously short and slow now.