Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Playground'
- an area where many people go for recreation [syn: resort area, vacation spot]
- yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
- Playground \Play"ground`\, n.
A piece of ground used for recreation; as, the playground of
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.[See more about Playground at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]