Parks then and Now

Rural Playground - photo from NRPA.org

Rural Playground - photo from NRPA.org

Looking back at the history of American parks and recreation, it doesn’t take long to figure out that much has changed. This photo shows a typical playground from the 1950s. Note the use of unconventional equipment like spare tires and the lack of safe surfacing. My old Brooklyn playground had monkey bars, metal swings and mazelike jungle gym. Photos here are from the National Parks and Recreation Association and NYC Government Parks website.

Bronx Park, photo from nycparaks.gov

Bronx Park, photo from nycparaks.gov

If you have park picutres from the past of Gwinnett Parks please feel free to send them on to me. I’d like to post some of the old park photos. Send it to rico@gwinnettparklife.com.

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