A well designed playground is one in which parents (if they must be there) play their role from the sidelines – i.e.: looking appropriately worried, waiting for the inevitable fall and cringing at the very moments most children screech with joy. At best, playgrounds of merit are those which have been designed with no parent presence in mind. Let “them who insists” on overseeing play – something about which they know nothing – stand – wishing they were home. . . where they should be anyway.
Hockey will regain the respect it deserves the day we appreciate excellence of play more than we are titillated by bullies and goons. – 11