That playground that looks like a wooden castle…

That playground that looks like a wooden castle… where did it go?

Just figured out the name of the company that built a number of playgrounds in the eastern Massachusetts area that look like castles… Leathers & Associates

Many of them have been dismantled, but it’s interesting that Littleton MA is saving and renovating theirs. I am not quite sure how it’s possible, as you can read about the many hazards that are reported on at the link at the Lincoln MA site below, but hey, the company still exists, so obviously they have figured out how to make similar designs work that DO meet these much improved safety requirements.

Leathers & Associates
http://leathersassociates.com/all-projects-gallery/

Castle in the Trees in Littleton, MA
http://www.castleinthetrees.org/

Field of Dreams in Salem NH
http://www.fieldofdreamsnh.org/gallery.html

Hannah Williams playground in Wayland MA (now dismantled and replaced with something else)

Strat’s Place Playground next to the Hartwell School in Lincoln MA (now dismantled)
http://www.lincolnsquirrel.com/strats-playground-to-be-taken-down-this-summer/

safety audit
http://www.lincolntown.org/DocumentCenter/View/6765

Our kids played at three of these when they were little and they liked them, but sure, I especially saw how there were lots of opportunities for bonking heads or “head entrapment” I think the audit describes. Great designs though so glad to see that the company is still around.

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