That playground didn't weather very well and was pulled down and we had an old plastic playground obtained from a fast food chain which upgraded their playground. This was fine, but the children would appreciate a swing and better climbing bits.
So, now that a neighbour is able to help we are upgrading our playground.
The first step was designing a sample using Lego. This gave us all a chance to add ideas and discuss options. When our neighbour saw the plan he asked in astonishment, "How big is this playground?"
"About 30 foot square." we answered.
"We do things in bulk," I explained, "Bulk house, bulk children and bulk playground."
He grinned a and said, "This'll be fun!"
The plans include a fort, swing, slide, climbing frame, sandpit, shop for the girls, bridge - even a watertank to catch the rainwater so the children can waste their own water!
The first part is digging the holes and foundation. In the picture you can see James digging a very deep hole to secure an old power pole, from which we will attach a flying fox cable, shade cloth and maybe even a flag or two.
As Playground 3.0 is developed, we will keep you informed.