F Minus by Tony Carrillo for July 10, 2015

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    JayBluE  almost 7 years ago

    If you can even find a playground, anymore!

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    Ricky Bennett  almost 7 years ago

    Reminds me of when I was 14, I had to strip the old linoleum floor from the bathroom in order to put new flooring down. Underneath was a beautiful hex tile floor. We didn’t refloor it.

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    jim_pem  almost 7 years ago

    I’m just wondering where everyone is who was disabled for life on the playground. I don’t know anyone like that.

    On the other hand, we had these monstrous steel trapeze swings on this tall steel set with this odd vertical and horizontal bar right next to them. Underneath the whole thing was pavement. Every day at recess this little girl named Michele would get on the one on the end and start swinging. She would swing until she was nearly vertical at the maximum angles and stay there all recess. I would climb the vertical pole and sit up on the horizontal member right next to her. I would talk to her and wonder the whole time if she was going to slip off and die when she hit the pavement. Day after day like this and she never did.

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    JayBluE  almost 7 years ago

    Ha ha!!! Yeah, how about that? All that time playing on them, surviving and growing up, and we didn’t know how “dangerous” they really were! ….until someone came along and “rescued” us from our childhood….

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    Squirrelchaser  almost 7 years ago

    I’m sure it is not so much as protecting children from themselves, so to speak. It is more protecting the school, city, etc. from litigation if and when some kid does get hurt.

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    EricPost  almost 7 years ago

    Regards to the accident rate on playgrounds…It’s not the accidents that are leading to the removal, it’s the cost of the insurance. I work a lot with this and almost always it’s removed because the insurance rates are sky high and it’s much cheaper to remove it.

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