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Playground Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    playground n
  1. an area where many people go for recreation [syn: resort area, vacation spot]
  2. yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
Playground Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Playground \Play"ground`\, n. A piece of ground used for recreation; as, the playground of a school.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Playground'


A playground or play area is a place with a specific design for children be able to play there. It may be indoors but is typically outdoors (where it may be called a tot lot in some regions.)

Modern playgrounds often have recreational equipment such as the see-saw, merry-go-round, swingset, slide, jungle gym, chin-up bars, sandbox, spring rider, monkey bars, overhead ladder, trapeze rings, playhouses, and mazes, many of which help children develop physical coordination, strength, and flexibility, as well as providing recreation and enjoyment. Common in modern playgrounds are "play structures" that link many different pieces of equipment.

Playgrounds often also have facilities for playing informal games of adult sports, such as a baseball, adiamond, a skating arena, a basketball court, or a tether ball.

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  • Groveland group plans memorial playground for girl killed in day-care crash
    A local Groveland group wants to name day care playground in honor of "princess" Lily Quintus who was killed after a car crashed into her Orlando day care. Residents of Groveland will keep the memory of 4-year-old Lily Quintus alive with a new playground that will soon bear her name. Read more on this news related to 'Playground'
  • Playground for kids of all abilities expected to open this summer at Memorial Park in Lower Makefield
    LOWER MAKEFIELD – A new all-inclusive playground is expected to open this summer at Memorial Park, the site of the 9-11 Garden of Reflection on Woodside Road. Read more on this news related to 'Playground'
  • University Hill Elementary wins GOCO grant for playground improvements
    University Hill Elementary School's aging kindergarten and preschool playground is getting a nature-inspired makeover. Read more on this news related to 'Playground'

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