Thursday, June 25, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Jungle Gyms

When I was a kid, we had jungle gyms.  They were on the playground at school, at public parks, at campgrounds ... and I never met a jungle gym I didn't like.  You see that little girl climbing on the top of the jungle gym below?  That is exactly what I would have done on this climber.  You rarely see these now, with playground safety concerns, but they sure were fun!   Do you remember retro jungle gyms?  Were you a playground daredevil who hung upside down on jungle gyms and stood up on swings?   I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.

4 comments:

Alex Bone said...

Its as though it was yesterday haha!

Dot Paolo said...

It was nice to see your article. I have been looking to links for an art series I have been working on. I played on the jungle gym when I was in elementary school too.

I remember it very fondly. I specifically remember that the girls had to wear dresses and I was worried about showing my underwear.


Unknown said...

One of the kids in the top picture looks like me. Do you know who took the picture, the place and date? Where did you find it? Do you have any info on it?

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for writing about the jungle gym. I am sorry that I don't have more info about the picture. It is part of a large collection of vintage digital images that I have -- I don't know who took the pictures, place or date. I wish I knew more!