We live just a hop, skip and a jump from a park with a playground. Over the years the elements had rotted the wood and some boards had fallen away leaving parts of the structure unsafe. And the metal slide got pretty hot under a summer sun. The ground was covered with a dirt-sand rather than wood chips which meant lots of dirty clothes and dirt inside our shoes. For these reasons, we rarely played there.
This week the construction crew came out to work on our playground and I assumed they would be fixing the broken boards but I got excited for the possibility of more. Within a few days our park has a great new twirly-slide-climber! Not sure what will happen about the ground but I’m looking forward to wood chips!! Hooray! Let’s play!!