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Back to the playground

American children, overprotected and overprogrammed, have ever less time and space for play. But an eclectic collection of advocates is fighting back, designing bold new playgrounds that are manifestoes on the importance of fun.

By Drake Bennett
April 15, 2007

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The first thing kids notice at Teardrop Park, the thing they talk about, at least, is the slide. Fourteen-feet tall, 28-feet long, and straight, it descends from a miniature mesa into a sand pit, allowing for luge-like speeds. (Full article: 1838 words)

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