Design: Johnny Appleseed of the Swing Set

An architect travels the country building playgrounds

"Is everybody ready out there?" came the cry. Then the countdown: "Five! ... Four! ... Three! ... Two! ... One!" And a jubilant roar: "We did it!" In the glow of a Florida sunset, a herd of screaming children stampeded into Indian Harbour Beach's just completed playground last month and began scrambling over the turreted fortress of mazes and bridges, slides and ladders, tire tunnels and sand-boxes. As the youngsters gamboled, beaming parents and teachers stood along the periphery, exchanging handshakes and hugs.

All of you who are deep into mitten weather may envy those who are scampering around a Florida...

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