A Contrast in Playground Safety

If there were to be a contest for the most dangerous playground in Paragauy, there would be several very strong contenders.

We have seen some questionable pieces of equipment here in Paraguay, including the following.

A dilapidated park bench:

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A tire swing with a broken chain (attempt at repair possibly made with barbed wire?) and swing chains of differing lengths:
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Play structures with boards missing and nails sticking out:
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Staircases missing some (or all) steps and large gaps in fence partially blocked with boards:
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Playground in the parkway of a busy street:
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A lumpy metal slide sitting in the hot sun all day:

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Instead of letting the boys play on the above equipment, this weekend we took the boys to the playground at the Embassy.
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It’s a large wooden structure with no noted safety concerns. It even has a baby swing, a “casita” (little house), and two non-metal slides! The boys especially loved the swings.

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