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2014-05-07 09:52:23 AM  
Pfft. I remember loving these back in the 70s. Even in Minnesota, the slides would get so hot you'd burn yourself if you wore shorts. Those were the days.
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2014-05-07 10:46:02 AM  
But it's made out of metal! Delicate snow flakes may injure themselves on the unsoftened surface. It also desensitizes them to the horrors of war, turning them into murdering psychopaths (assuming they survive playing on this metallic death trap)
 
2014-05-07 11:28:52 AM  
I hope they keep the paint fresh. That thing looks like a tetanus shot waiting to happen. That being said, I'm an adult and I'd play on that.
 
2014-05-07 11:29:04 AM  

kbronsito: But it's made out of metal! Delicate snow flakes may injure themselves on the unsoftened surface. It also desensitizes them to the horrors of war, turning them into murdering psychopaths (assuming they survive playing on this metallic death trap)


About fifteen years ago they replaced the old wood and metal playground of my childhood with a plastic and rubber piece. The black rubber mats they put down got so hot in the summer that they had to close the park on really sunny days because kids were getting burned.
 
2014-05-07 11:30:03 AM  
Why are there two different slides in the photos?
 
2014-05-07 11:32:22 AM  

kbronsito: But it's made out of metal! Delicate snow flakes may injure themselves on the unsoftened surface. It also desensitizes them to the horrors of war, turning them into murdering psychopaths (assuming they survive playing on this metallic death trap)


yeah yeah scoff at the wussification if you must, but a lot of that "21st century" is made out of a lot of recycled materials milk jugs in particular so its kind of a win win, if it is marginally safer.

even as a liberal I have no problem with this tank park which is effectively doing the same thing, kids love playing with doohickeys and i bet this thing has them in spades.
 
2014-05-07 11:37:09 AM  
My best playground was my korean ex-gf.  Yowza!
 
2014-05-07 11:46:17 AM  
APC ≠ Tank.
 
2014-05-07 11:46:21 AM  

onzmadi: kbronsito: But it's made out of metal! Delicate snow flakes may injure themselves on the unsoftened surface. It also desensitizes them to the horrors of war, turning them into murdering psychopaths (assuming they survive playing on this metallic death trap)

yeah yeah scoff at the wussification if you must, but a lot of that "21st century" is made out of a lot of recycled materials milk jugs in particular so its kind of a win win, if it is marginally safer.

even as a liberal I have no problem with this tank park which is effectively doing the same thing, kids love playing with doohickeys and i bet this thing has them in spades.


the old ones were made of recycled railroad ties and junk metal, so i call it a push.
 
2014-05-07 11:49:05 AM  
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2014-05-07 12:06:09 PM  

waterrockets: Why are there two different slides in the photos?


photo 1 was in 2010, photo 2 was in 2012... guess the local kids wore out the blue slide.
 
2014-05-07 12:09:59 PM  

kbronsito: But it's made out of metal! Delicate snow flakes may injure themselves on the unsoftened surface. It also desensitizes them to the horrors of war, turning them into murdering psychopaths (assuming they survive playing on this metallic death trap)


Why would somebody be against the idea of  making a playground for little kids safer?
 
2014-05-07 12:26:07 PM  
If that's what you call a "playground" then I feel sorry for you.  One toy to play on?  Seems lame.  Heck the slide isn't very high so you get no speed and it's a plastic slide.  A slide isn't fun unless you burn your legs on the way down.
 
2014-05-07 12:27:44 PM  
How hot will it get inside during the summer?
 
2014-05-07 12:41:41 PM  
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2014-05-07 12:53:13 PM  
Thats not a tank....
 
2014-05-07 01:00:01 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: Thats not a toink....


THIS is a toink!

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2014-05-07 01:03:51 PM  
Meanwhile in Russia...

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2014-05-07 01:17:28 PM  

MugzyBrown: Why would somebody be against the idea of  making a playground for little kids safer?


While I can't find it, at least one study indicated that making playground equipment safer is fairly useless since injury rates remain the same. The theory is that basically children's risk tolerance remains the same so if you make the equipment safer they're going to engage in more dangerous play since the overall risk remains the same.
 
2014-05-07 01:47:11 PM  
Our park had an old fighter jet you could crawl around in when I was a kid.
 
2014-05-07 02:08:00 PM  
Oxford Circle Park in Davis, CA is pretty cool.

It's regular playground stuff, but adult sized.
 
2014-05-07 02:21:55 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: While I can't find it, at least one study indicated that making playground equipment safer is fairly useless since injury rates remain the same. The theory is that basically children's risk tolerance remains the same so if you make the equipment safer they're going to engage in more dangerous play since the overall risk remains the same.


That may or may not be the case, but is there harm to anybody that a 3 year old who falls 10 feet from a playground hit a rubbery surface instead of concrete?
 
2014-05-07 02:44:57 PM  
Meanwhile in Israel...

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2014-05-07 09:44:07 PM  

MugzyBrown: kbronsito: But it's made out of metal! Delicate snow flakes may injure themselves on the unsoftened surface. It also desensitizes them to the horrors of war, turning them into murdering psychopaths (assuming they survive playing on this metallic death trap)

Why would somebody be against the idea of  making a playground for little kids safer?


Because dangerous playgrounds weed out the stupid and the unlucky.  Notice the increased number of "safer" playgrounds and the rise in snowflake culture.  It's just going to get worse...

/save the future
//kill the children
 
2014-05-08 11:56:08 AM  
wait... so... we should make playgrounds more dangerous?

is that what makes sense now?
 
2014-05-08 07:45:54 PM  

MugzyBrown: kbronsito: But it's made out of metal! Delicate snow flakes may injure themselves on the unsoftened surface. It also desensitizes them to the horrors of war, turning them into murdering psychopaths (assuming they survive playing on this metallic death trap)

Why would somebody be against the idea of  making a playground for little kids safer?


Generally because "safe" and "fun" tend to be mutually exclusive with playgrounds. I remember as a kid one of the best playgrounds was these two wooden towers joined together by one of those suspension type playground bridges (so it moved). It also had one of those large kid powered metal merry-go-rounds where you knew someday some kid was going to get a concussion by losing his or her grip.

Now there's no height on the toys and no... fun.
 
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