Diane Pham

City Playgrounds Deemed Too Safe Because of Dumbed Down Designs

by , 07/31/11

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Here’s something we thought we’d never hear: Playgrounds are being deemed too safe. In a recent article posted by Shine, experts are contending that the designs of  modern playgrounds are being homogenized and dumbed down in the name of safety. “We’re now at a point where every playground is pretty much the same. And they’re boring. They’re not challenging,” says playground expert Alex Gilliam. So do today’s playgrounds pale in comparison to those of your youth? Share your thoughts with us after the jump.


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1 Comment

  1. Mtabag March 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Modern medicine can handle the playground accidents. Broken bones get put together all the time!

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