Daily Prompt: Ode to a Playground

Daily Prompt: Ode to a Playground.

The playground that comes mind is a playground in our local area. It is located near shops and surrounded by many flats and apartments. When I had little ones it had one swing, a chair chained to a tree and a high slippery dip without shade, in the hot days of an Australian summer it was unsafe.

I became involved with a local community group and made representations for things to improve for not only my little ones, but also the little ones that lived in the homes nearby.

Years later, I drive by and smile at the next generation of little ones playing in the playground with more appropriate swings, climbing frames and equipment. The parents and carers now have more appropriate seats to sit in as well – and they are not chained to a tree!

Thank you to the local elected representatives that answered the need. D 34

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I await to see the parks and playgrounds that other have found memories by you all, Goodnight D 34

The morning sees the sun, it has been missing for two day, here are the other playgrounds

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11 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Ode to a Playground

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  4. All the parks I had to explore and run around in growing would definitely be considered unsafe by today’s standards. We didn’t know that as kids though, we just enjoyed them for what they were – a chance to be free. If the hot metal slides burned in the boiling summert heat of the desert, we learned to wrap our hands in clothes so we were protected. If the swings were rickety, we learned how to swing them so we wouldn’t fall out. If some of the rings were missing, we learned to reach out further and grab the next one so we could carry on without missing a beat.

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  6. Thanks for linking to my post.

    How nice to read your story, and that rather than being about the destruction of a playground, it is actually a story about its transformation! 🙂

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