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Why aren't there playgrounds for adults?

Adults will readily play when given the permission and opportunity. I think adult playgrounds could be one step towards making society more approving of play.



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    Jun 11 2012: We could upsize the swings but grownups are way too sophisticated to use them. Also, kids are not litigious, they get up from a fall, dust themselves off and get back in the game. Also, who are adults going to yell,"Mommy watch!" to? Finally, there is no money in a free public playground for grown-ups.
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      Jun 13 2012: The money is there. My city is full of public tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, and kids playgrounds. Maybe there just are no standards out there for making swings for an adult who might be 300 pounds?
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        Jun 13 2012: Thank you. I was influenced by tunnel-vision in that I was visualizing upsized versions of kids playground toys. I see now that your question is why there are no public places for adults to play. I also see that you just answered your own question. I thought it was more fun to think of 25-foot tall slides and huge teeter-totters. Oh well, sorry I misunderstood.
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          Jun 13 2012: You were right the first time. Maybe I should have asked originally if people would go to a playground for adults and what equipment would be interesting to them to go on. I understand that it would be more difficult and more expensive than a playground for kids.

          I would think that if it existed, adults would go. I see the biggest obstacle being that most adults would initially view it as silly and wouldn't want to look foolish playing on it.

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