26 April 2010

Wooden Playgrounds



We recently had a discussion about the evolution of playgrounds in one of my graduate classes. It got me thinking about my childhood love of giant wooden playgrounds, and how so few of them exist anymore.

So, I performed a little google-image search (love google-image search), and found these. They take me back to the days of playing "pirate and princess" and precariously crossing the wobbly bridge to the awesomely giant silver slide...

7 comments:

  1. When I was a kid there was nothing I loved more than these types of playgrounds. There was an awesome one called Rocketland in Auburn, MA. And there was an awesome one in Vero Beach, Fl that I cant recall the name of. Best times of my life.

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    1. I was horribly saddened when I learned that they'd torn down the Rocketland playground. So many memories and pressure-treated-wood-staples, now gone. :(

      To add insult to injury, they replaced it with a standardized plastic-and-metal jungle gym that isn't anything CLOSE to the original. Kids these days don't know what they're missing.

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  2. Well it would be wonderful is someone was to mention where these wonderful wooden parks in these pictures are,

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    1. I think the second pictures playground is in Iowa somewhere...

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  4. Great info! I admit, this is a bit late of a response but I stumbled onto this article just today – definitely going into my bookmarks section. Thanks for sharing the info!

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