I have a memory of playing at a ridiculously cool wooden park when I was very little. So little that my brother doesn't remember it at all. So little that the wood was yellow and new. Recently that memory somehow popped back into my head and I've been on a mission to find it and take Carly there. It was difficult to find because it's actually the playground of an elementary school!
Can you imagine playing on this every afternoon of your childhood??
Several structures are connected by bridges, staircases, and stacking cube-like mazes:
The best part is the gigantic shady tree in the center. A little sitting area is built around it with benches and tables. The bottom is like a little stage area with seating, I would've loved that as a kid!
And of course there are the indispensable playground accouterments: Swings, monkey bars, slides, poles, tires, and a hanging balance beam.
The way the entire playground is set up is perfect for imaginary play- Pirate ships, castles with towers, forts, obstacle courses for a race- Even my "adult" mind was full of possibilities!
If you live in the Dayton area, check out my flickr page for more photos and location info.