There is nothing quite like stumbling across a new treasure. Sharing the find with an appreciative audience like PlayGroundology readers makes it just that much sweeter. When the kids are with me too to revel in the discovery then we’re pretty much wallowing the nirvana zone.
Play opportunities are always top of mind when we’re on the road. We frequently hear a three part harmony from the back seat of the Orlando, “can we go to a playground here?”. In Edmundston, New Brunswick we hit gold in a municipal park located next to our campground.
In my five years of visiting playgrounds, scouring the interweb and receiving photos from other play enthusiasts, this was the first time I come across this particular piece of equipment, truly a simple treasure.
In the course of 15 minutes the kids were rodeo cowboy bronco riders, firefighters scaling a ladder to fight a blazing building, aerial daredevils manoeuvring around the perimeter just a stumble away from falling into boiling lava.
The apparatus was also well suited for balancing, sundry acrobatics and gyrations, mountaineering, gale force laughter and slowmo tag.
Bravo to the designers for the countless hours of fun they have made possible. Kudos to the local authority for retaining this wonderful piece for the kids.
Readers, what are your favourite simple treasures from the world of play?