This is the playground that my kids grew up in. To the left is the boating lake where we went fishing in in August.
When Tessa was young she used to make a beeline for this lake as she likes swimming (the retriever in her)from the other end of the park, hurdling the mini cattle grid put in place to prevent dogs entering, with us in hot pursuit. Amid a flurry of feathers and quacking and me trying to tempt her out of the lake with whatever was to hand (rustling a crisp packet) a small crowd used to gather and the parkie used abandon his tea and come out of his hut to tell me off.
Actually this is the second playground, the safety conscious one with the bark chippings in case you fall. Notice half a climbing frame as somebody at the council got the measurements wrong and they couldn't fit it all in. The old one was on concrete and had huge tall slides (and I couldn't look when they were at the top) the sort that people used to grease and you used to slide off the end, and those round wooden roundabouts that used to go really fast so that the kids were kept in place by g-forces. Also monkey bars that only the best kids used to manage and I had to carry my kids on my shoulders while they pretended to do it, to recreate the effect. Similarly swings which always seem to threaten to go right round when you went really high. This playground is a lot safer, though probably less exciting.
Hull City Council always do a good playground(when they get the measurements right)and there is a pirate ship complete with rope swing hammock inside. Great for hiding in when my kids and mates played hide and seek, though not as good a hiding place as crouching behind the blue bin and not as good as going round and round the parkie's hut while the seeker follows you ad infinitum. Instead of a roundabout is a treadmill running roundabout where you run and stay in the same place while the wheel goes round. Also twizzle sticks that I used to turn round while the kids used to sit on the base asking them questions like an interrogation('Do you clean your teeth? Are you going to eat all your dinner?) and if they got them wrong used to turn it faster, which they seemed to like.