A Sunshine Coast mum has hit out at the growing number of “pointless” playgrounds saying it makes it harder for parents to feel comfortable leaving children alone to just play.
Kirsty Williams has three young children all aged under four, so a trip to the park can be tricky at the best of times but now she’s facing a new problem altogether.
“I have found the majority of parks around my area have become too artistic,” she told 7 News Online.
“It seems the people that are creating these parks are forgetting that parents with young children also enjoy a park outing.
“They seem to be focusing on creating these rope ladders that lead to pointless platforms, high drop off points with a pole or something similar or something like a steep rock wall to get access to a slide.”
The young mum said she believes parks are constantly in an artistic competition and are forgoing the practical elements that children love about playgrounds. She doesn’t feel comfortable leaving her children alone on some of the new age playgrounds.
“Whatever happened to old school parks where children of all ages can enjoy?” she added.
“It’s not just one or two anymore, it seems a lot of them are being ‘revamped’.
“Please allow me to sit down for at least 2 minutes without the worry of my children face planting.”
Does she make a good point? Are today’s parks making it harder for parents to sit and relax while the kids play?
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