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date: 04 August 2020

Playgrounds 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Stephan WassongStephan WASSONG

Today’s “adventure” playgrounds, in which youths can traverse ropes courses, scale climbing walls, and perform stunts on skateboards, had humble beginnings in the nineteenth century as sandpits built in poorer neighborhoods to keep children off the streets. The concept of playgrounds started in Germany and spread from there to the United States; the concept of the adventure playground started in Denmark after World War II. ...

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