What I wouldn't do for the energy that my boys have!! I was discussing the issue of our playground situation with the Mr. It seems that the playgrounds around our area are really catered to little kids. Our boys (8 and 9) have outgrown them. Ahem- they climb on the outside of them instead of the inside of them which causes the helicopter mommies to send me disapproving eye/facial gestures.
What I really need is to build a playground in our backyard that can handle rough boy use. It has to look fun and colorful, have all sorts of climbable stuff, and most importantly- it has to look like if they played on it they "could" get hurt. All criteria for my two boys. So as I was perusing around I came across the group Go Play! These playground people are a collaboration of architects, builders, teachers and volunteers who are privately supported to build beautiful and educational playgrounds throughout the developing world. Check out what they did in Thailand!
So I went to my local dump(which I love) and found that they had all of this:
Free for the taking! So Mr. has taken on the challenge of creating the ULTIMATE playground. With the boy's help it should be completed by the time they graduate college.