A few years later, at my kids' grade school, the wooden maze with rings, swings, slides and tires that the PTA had funded and parents had put up--had to come down.
Last I checked it was plastic with manicured sand, low to the ground.
In middle school they had lockdown--no recess for fear they would play pick-up football or throw snowballs at each other. When I was a kid we used to build snowforts and have snowball fights. If it got too rough the nuns would come out and give us the look.
Young skulls full of mush, as El Rushbo would say, who used to come to my door with literature for a nuclear-free zone, now appear with a petition for safe-playgrounds legislation.
Are today's playgrounds too safe? You bet.
...but it's OK to show them frightening movies in school.backyardconserv Anne Leary
--Thanks for the link, Pundit & Pundette