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Safety on Children’s Playgrounds – In America and in Thailand

By Doyice Cotten

Children’s playgrounds are always a good source of controversy. Some peop;e seem to want to eliminate every tiny bit of possible danger or risk. These proponents seemingly want to sanitize the playground. If a piece of equipment contains any perceived risk, we must eliminate that risk or even eliminate that type of equipment. Swings have been eliminated from many playgrounds; others have only lowered them, changed the seat, or other modifications. Many playgrounds have removed Jungle Jim type climbers;

Ecuador – Playground Equipment Part II

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While in Ecuador, we saw some playgrounds at city parks and thought many readers might be interested in what we found. Ecuador, being a poor country, obviously spends less money on equipment than we do, but we have many things in common. They, like us, have some equipment that is good and some that is bad. As you look at these photos, you can be the judge. But from what we observed,