Wood chips in parks. . PARKS BEFORE: AT THE PARK WEE) Mommy ms: awn PARKS NOW: my Mommy 1001: awn AAGHH!! NO NOT OK! THESE WOOD CHIP HURT!! I GOT SPLINTERS AND
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Wood chips in parks

PARKS BEFORE:
AT THE PARK
WEE) Mommy ms:
awn
PARKS NOW:
my Mommy 1001:
awn
AAGHH!!
**** NO
NOT OK!
THESE
******
WOOD CHIP
HURT!! I GOT
SPLINTERS
AND **** AND
THERE' S ONE
IN MY EYE
FUUFUU-
****** WOOD
CHIPS IN PUBLIC
PARKS INSTEAD
OF SAND?!
WHAT WERE THEY
...
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Submitted: 07/25/2013
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User avatar #5 - giveupnow (07/25/2013) [+] (51 replies)
All they have here in the 120 degree heat is ground up tire rubber. It ******* burns like **** in the heat and you get rug burn/road rash/scrape or whatever really easily
User avatar #13 to #12 - magicalsteve ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
You'd be even more even more dead in 120 kelvin
#48 - thechosentroll (07/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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Where I grew up all we had was concrete. We took it like men, cried a bit, got up and kept going.
User avatar #6 - evilanakie (07/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
i was playing at the pubs play ground and i fell into that ****
i think the bark hurt more than the broken glass
#66 - yiffcario (07/25/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I like the parks with the shredded rubber.
I like the parks with the shredded rubber.
User avatar #2 - chairmanmao (07/25/2013) [-]
wood chips are way cheaper, cleaner, and don't blow away as much.
playgrounds with pebbles are likely the best way to go
#14 - captainoptimist (07/25/2013) [+] (14 replies)
Now they have rubber "mulch" instead of wood chips. They've gone so far in trying to make playgrounds "safe" for kids that they've eliminated a major benefit to outdoor play - learning!

When we were kids, if we jumped or fell off of something high, we landed on the hard, unforgiving ground. The wind was knocked out of us, and that **** hurt. What did we learn? Don't ******* do that. Or at the very least, be more careful.

Now, they fall down and land in a pile of soft rubber. No injuries. What do they learn? Falling from high places isn't so bad. No need to be careful.

There are no awesome wooden playgrounds anymore. They've all been replaced by the same cookie-cutter plastic things. No more splinters!

Kids are supposed to get hurt. It's part of growing up. I realize this eliminates liabilities for schools, but we've eliminated a major part of childhood.

Pic related - freaking amazing metal rocket like the one that used to be in a park we live near. Gone now. Too many "hazards."
User avatar #4 - nevermentioned (07/25/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I used to eat sand because it tasted good.
#57 - Obscurity (07/25/2013) [-]
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I'M WALKIN' ON SUNSHINE, WO-OAH!
User avatar #105 - hydromatic (07/25/2013) [-]
I'm sorry but if i landed face first in sand i wouldn't laugh it off.

**** sand.
#152 - kontraband (07/26/2013) [-]
Here's the response for the Soledad Public Works Department:

For sand playgrounds: Spreads easily outside of containment area. Small particles bind together and become less cushioning when wet; when thoroughly wet, sand reacts as a rigid material. May be tracked out of play area on shoes; abrasive to floor surfaces when tracked indoors; abrasive to plastic materials. Adheres to clothing. Susceptible to fouling by animals.

For wood chip playgrounds: Low initial cost. Ease of installation. Good drainage. Less abrasive than sand. Less attractive to cats and dogs (compared to sand). Attractive appearance. Readily available.

Playground wood chips have been used for some time as a surfacing material. This tends to be the lowest cost option, while still retaining excellent safety characteristics.

The critical height of a material is a measure of how well it protects someone who has fallen from a height onto it. It should be noted that the critical height is not a guarantee that no injury will result from a fall of that height. Rather, it is the standard level of protection recommended for a playground containing equipment of a given height. Wood chips have a better critical height than most traditional playground materials, including various sizes of sand and gravel.
User avatar #56 - longlivemongo (07/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
They actually stopped using sand in parks because the animals would do their business there. Yeah, you don't want to be at a park with your kid and they come up to you with a sand encrusted turd saying hey dad whats this weird rock? So yeah, the wood chips suck but at least your kid is less likely to pick up a hunk of cat **** .
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User avatar #70 - WickidJuggalo (07/25/2013) [-]
They use shredded tires now. its pretty soft.
#136 - exarzero (07/26/2013) [-]
Our kids are now the human equivalent of gerbils. Well done society.
Our kids are now the human equivalent of gerbils. Well done society.
#115 - violetmistress **User deleted account** (07/25/2013) [+] (10 replies)
The park in my town has pieces of tire. But I remember in elementary, the school playground had ******* wood chips.
User avatar #21 - YllekNayr (07/25/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Mother
*******
RINGWORM
User avatar #33 to #26 - themurp (07/25/2013) [-]
I got ringworm once............ on my balls


v Ignore that weird ****** v
#7 - nat (07/25/2013) [-]
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#167 - soopergrover (07/26/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Kids in Africa don't even have parks.
#175 to #173 - crazyeyedbioll (07/26/2013) [-]
Ask gandalf.
Ask gandalf.
User avatar #165 - jalthelas (07/26/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Every park and school in my hometown use woodchips.
#169 to #165 - jellykuba (07/26/2013) [-]
They had to keep the danger in there somewhere. Remember the torture devices we had? Rusted iron jungle gyms, steel slides baking in the summer sun, the sick twisted mind that invented the merry go round....guuh.
They had to keep the danger in there somewhere. Remember the torture devices we had? Rusted iron jungle gyms, steel slides baking in the summer sun, the sick twisted mind that invented the merry go round....guuh.
#17 - demjimmies (07/25/2013) [-]
Falling off the monkey bars into that **** .
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