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Old 07-03-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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I was interested until I saw the route you went. Talk about the actual differences, not try to make it a political moment. Like....Are things too safe? There's one route to go. Show an actual playground, not pretending like they're all doing this.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:12 PM
 
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The part in the background with the two ladders was at my elementary school in the early '70s. I remember climbing that ladder every day and sitting on top of that thing when I was in 1st grade. And ladder rungs were probably a foot apart, which is quite a lot for a 6-year old. I've thought about that often over the years. Imagine that in today's litigious society. It would never happen.

It's interesting to see that it was probably part of something larger, because at the time we called it the ladder to nowhere. It was still fun. I'm glad I never fell.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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I was interested until I saw the route you went. Talk about the actual differences, not try to make it a political moment. Like....Are things too safe? There's one route to go. Show an actual playground, not pretending like they're all doing this.
ok. No I dont think that 1912 playground is where I would want my child to be honest, that one kid on the left looked at first like he was falling to his death.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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The part in the background with the two ladders was at my elementary school in the early '70s. I remember climbing that ladder every day and sitting on top of that thing when I was in 1st grade. And the ladder rungs were probably a foot apart, which is quite a lot for a 6-year old. I've thought about that often over the years. Imagine that in today's litigious society. It would never happen.
We had pretty high monkey bars and a ladder. I think now about all the treehouses we built and why we didnt end up with a broken leg, they were incredibly unsafe in the places we built them
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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Meh. The political statement aside... there is controversy about whether school, and public playgrounds, are ridiculously "safe."

First, kids seem to be able to figure out ways to get hurt sitting on a bed.

Second, with some people quick to sue, I don't blame any public entity trying to minimize risk.

Third, I support daring play, so I get my grandkids opportunities. On my own. I don't need anyone else to do that for me.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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We had pretty high monkey bars and a ladder. I think now about all the treehouses we built and why we didnt end up with a broken leg, they were incredibly unsafe in the places we built them
Well, we are the survivors. Obviously there were kids who were injured or killed; otherwise they wouldn't have removed them.
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