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KOMPAN Sky Walk - Seattle Center playground
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The Seattle Center, home of the iconic Space Needle, has become Seattle’s locus of community engagement. 
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Double slide
by: Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI
Ken Kutska furthers the discussion with thoughts and examples of unintended use of playground equipment. Ever run up a slide? Play tag on it?
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Brachiating on monkey bars
by: Jay Beckwith
Jay Beckwith looks at what he calls "simple-minded studies" that dictate safety standards and risk management mandates that have dumbed down play settings to the point of absurdity. See if you agree.
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Climbing a slide - unintended use - Shutterstock 102166951
by: Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI
Ken Kutska explores the dilemma of new innovative playground equipment's lack of solid definitions for ASTM and CPSC standards. Risk and safety pose the problem of balancing "not too much and not too little" in playground design.
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Unsafe play in polluted water
by: Jay Beckwith
I have come to understand, and to some extent accept, that my effort at making safe places for children to play is a failure. The few good playgrounds are a tiny fraction of the places where most children are. Jay Beckwith addresses the issues that inhibit safe places to play.
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