Back in my day…

  1. Back in my day, they replaced the hard asphalt with this look-a-like stuff that was all cushioned, underneath the monkey bars. Kids never learned to fall correctly after they did that. That and metal slides on a hot day. And tetherball. Devil can take the Karen who took tetherball away from us.

  2. Interestingly they are making playgrounds more dangerous again. If you see any newly constructed playgrounds they are designed to expose kids to risk because its good for their early development

  3. I don’t remember where I read this but trust me it was a reliable source (yea ik that sounds sketch) but playgrounds designed to be super safe actually have higher injury rates than playgrounds designed to be a bit dangerous. The safe ones encourage kids to go outside the bounds of what you’re meant to do and act irresponsibility to have fun and the more dangerous ones are controlled danger.

  4. Bruh I’d love to get my arm broken doing something dumb and dangerous. Not only is it a fun teaching moment, you also get bragging rights.

  5. In my school i had "The Death Hill" it was a 2 and half a meter high hill made out of very slippery fake grass, It was nearly impossible to get on top, and if you got on top you'll fall off imadiately and would have 100% chance to get atleast 3 bruises

  6. When I was in grade school we only had "The Horny Tree", so named because the lone branch midway up the trunk was broken off into the shape of a stiff wiener.

  7. Heh I broke my leg in winter slipping off a snow mound and landing on another kid's head. (he ended up with a mild concussion) The mound was left on the edge of the paved part of the playground. Didn't even need the equipment to get fucked up.

  8. Growing up in North Van, our park playground had a merry go round that we nick-named the barf machine. Falling off of it into the gravel also caused scrapes, stitches and broken bones when kids couldn't hang on, but we considered barfing the worst that it could do to us. Stitches and casts were badges of honour and bravery in the 60's.

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