It may be a throwback to the seventies — the design aesthetics and all, and it might be a tad unkempt, but one thing is for certain, they don’t build playgrounds like this big and this well-thought-off and not picked from a catalog of plastic products. Instead, a designer took pride in conceptualizing each and every detail and government funds were poured into this piece of social goodness. Sadly, our government doesn’t go into much playground building anymore. They leave it up to the private sector because it’s probably more sustainable that way with commercial activities paying for maintenance cost, but the private sector is not providing much either. Still, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the generous playgrounds we dream of could come true? Wishful thinking till I’m blue in the face, but perhaps someday.