|Playplace was nominated for deletion. The debate was closed on 21 October 2009 with a consensus to merge. Its contents were merged into Playground. The original page is now a redirect to here. For the contribution history and old versions of the redirected article, please see its history; for its talk page, see here.|
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See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Playground
Re: Technology. Playground equipment is a technology. Steven McCrary 03:19, August 27, 2005 (UTC)
Merge from Soviet playground 
Soviet playgrounds seem essentially to have been just playgrounds; perhaps a sentence or two (and one or more of the rather nice photos) could be used in this article, but I can't really see the point of a separate article for the Soviet kind. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 20:52, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
- OK, this was obviously less controversial than I suspected it might be; I've carried out the merge. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 21:07, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
This article would benefit from the use of sources. I've cited within the article one of the more glaring statements of unsupported fact. Rklawton 14:24, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Why is this in WikiProject Technology?--Hjal 02:42, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
more pictures available 
I'm not sure how to best work them into this article, so I'm posting them here.
- Image:PlaygroundSpringHorse.JPG - a playground 'spring horse'.
- Image:AccessiblePlayground.JPG - an accessible playground / playscape.
--Versageek 23:34, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
This article spends most of its time discussing playground safety. I think this is a commercial bias; there are people in the business of selling "safety" features. The real purpose of a playground is play.
I'd suggest adding more on play, such as the skills developed and equipment designs to facilitate it. We could possibly move/split the safety stuff to another article, or at least make it less prominent.
I added the term playpark, which is used at least in the UK and South Africa. Examples: Arbroath playpark vandals spoil the fun, Playpark slide for big kids. Commons offers about 120 photos bearing the term playpark, nearly all of them originally from geograph.org.uk. Maybe somebody could add some info about in which country the different terms are used. --Kallewirsch (talk) 09:16, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
Possible source 
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2013/01/loose_parts_are_having_a_moment_putting_the_play_back_in_playgrounds_with.single.html has some information, a few international comparisons, a type of employee called a playworker, and links to some sources. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:56, 30 January 2013 (UTC)