5 Reasons Kids Need Playgrounds Blog Post

A Historical Perspective of the Modern Playground Movement

I ran across this article in the Iowa County Democrat Newspaper dated, May 13, 1909.  You can think of that period in American history as the beginning of the playground movement. Yet, the rationale and advocacy for a safe place for children to play are relevant even today. In addition to the arguments for playgrounds given today and couple of them may surprise you.


The public playground movement is engaging the attention of thoughtful persons in many parts of the country.  It is a movement which concerns the people of all cities and villages, and the health and happiness of children in general.  If the youth of today are to grow into upright, vigorous manhood and womanhood, their lives should not be stunted by depriving them of privileges that are rightly theirs.   MORE.......