After yesterdays article about the merits of adult playgrounds as a tool to build healthier neighborhoods and happier people, the folks at Huffington Post Detroit posted a poll asking a simple question: Would you go to an adult playground? As of this posting, the results were as follows:
YES, I think it’s a great way to get exercise. 51.06%
NO, I’m not in grade school anymore. 2.13%
YES, with adult-sized slides and swings! 40.43%
NO, it’s a waste of time and money. 6.38%
Kind of interesting to think about. Seems there is a reasonable amount of support. I think one of the key contingencies of something like this working though is building off of the hard work that others have already spearheaded– hence in the last post why I thought it was a good idea to put adult playgrounds in neighborhoods where community gardens are flourishing. When you’ve tirelessly endeavored to create a cultural attraction via the garden, more activity on the heels of that just encourages the original pioneer that started the growth to begin with. It provides affirmation and a sense that your hard work is paying off. And the great thing is that there are a ton of community gardens that are really thriving, so it seems like it’s time to get to work.