Those of us born of generation X or before remember the days when getting on a sea-saw meant being thrust 6 feet in the air and landing hard on our nether regions. When jumping off a swing at apex could get you airborne for a couple seconds. When taking a ride down a metal slide on a hot summer day could result in one hell-of-a combo contact and friction burn.
As we all know, those days are rapidly drawing to a close... slipping inexorably into the past as our playgrounds go the way of multicolor-soft-cornered-neon, super-safe, bounce-your-face-off-recycled-rubber, slip-a-few-feet-down-a-plastic-slide-at-a-snails-pace, and bouncy-see-saw-a-few-inches-from-parallel playscapes.
Few are the slides that make you want to go back up and do it again. They are, like neighborhood grocers, disappearing at a rapid rate.
When I first published this cache, I assumed this slide would succumb to the same fate, but I underestimated the power of local voices stepping in to save this neighborhood relic and the wisdom of the P&R to place their safe rubber stuff around the slide, but keep the slide itself intact.
If ALR's were still allowed you'd have to snap a pic coming down the slide!
Park hours are between 7:00am to 10:00pm