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17 Things That Have Disappeared From Playgrounds

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 18: If you've spent much time at playgrounds lately, you've probably noticed that they've changed a lot since you were a kid. While trips to the park are still a treasured part of childhood (after all, they're free, unlike some other kid favorites) many of today's playgrounds are dominated by hulking plastic play structures. Safety concerns have made a lot of old favorites, from merry-go-rounds to monkey bars, an increasingly rare sight. Find out which playground staples from your childhood are slowly becoming extinct.

ATTACK OF THE FUN POLICE

If you've spent much time at playgrounds lately, you've probably noticed that they've changed a lot since you were a kid. While trips to the park are still a treasured part of childhood (after all, they're free, unlike some other kid favorites) many of today's playgrounds are dominated by hulking plastic play structures. Safety concerns have made a lot of old favorites, from merry-go-rounds to monkey bars, an increasingly rare sight. Find out which playground staples from your childhood are slowly becoming extinct.
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