Comparing Playgrounds to Play

I’ve been thinking about why I’m discontent with today’s playgrounds. When I want to explore and idea I often make up a list.  Here’s one that looks at this idea:



Fixed Moving
Neat Messy
Exciting Engaging
Play on Play in
Expensive Free
Park or schoolyard Anywhere
Safe Challenging
Created by adults Created by players
Drive to Here and now
Manufactured Emergent
Age appropriate Inappropriate

Can you think of other contrasts?

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