I meant to link to this column from Chris Rose last week and forgot to. The point is that we need more playgrounds in New Orleans.
This does not seem to be an insurmountable challenge to other communities I have lived in or visited. But here, in New Orleans, the fact of life is that the playgrounds suck. They are unambitious in design and often consist of a single piece of equipment as if it were some negligible throwaway function of a city, a recreation department and a school system to create healthy environments for kids.