7 Pieces Of Playground Equipment That Our Grandparents Somehow Survived

With equipment that mocked the universal conditions of gravity and physics, early 20th century schoolyards were a treacherous maze of concussions and bruises.

The site of an old playground.

That’s a long way to fall.

And kids can turn things that don’t look like playground equipment into a fun thing to climb, too.

What a circus act.

One long line of children on a slide.

Nowadays, jungle gyms have a thick layer of woodchips to cushion falls and prevent more serious injuries.

Only the Strong Survive Recess