Playgrounds For Grownups

Earlier this week, London, England’s first playground for seniors was opened. The outdoor space, in the city’s famed Hyde Park, is designed for those who are 60 and up. With a wealth of low-impact fitness machines, from elliptical style swings to see-saw type stationery equipment, powered by the body’s movement (just like when we were kids!). And being the all-inclusive bunch, park officials say that the under-60 set will be welcome to play, too. They just have to wait their turn. Now if we could only get our own city councillors to do the same here in Canada, we’d all be fit as a fiddle – and motivated to join in a game of capture the flag.