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Main reasons for poor-production playgrounds are simple to figure out:

August 13, 2018 04:35PM avatar
• Too many kids getting fat because they don't get outside and play like we did when we were youngsters.

• So many young folks are glued to their video game devices, computers, cell phones, TV's etc. and are indoors.

• No sack lunches or carrying $$$ to pay for lunch or buy milk. It's all done with a card in advance.

• Lazy kids don't work and earn money. They go around with empty pockets most of the time as things are provided for them and they don't learn social skill s and responsibility.

Therefore, in so many cities and towns playgrounds at parks and schools go unused, and when they are most kids aren't carrying money.

There are other reasons, too, such as:

1..Families don't frequent parks to have a family picnic and recreate.

2.. I have heard from so many young parents, you know, those who are 16 to 20, as well as others that they are concerned about sexual predators hiding behind every bush or tree and they won't allow the kids the freedom of going to a park unsupervised.

3.. Playgrounds used to be attractive to young and old alike and all those in between. Kids of all ages, from the time they were toddlers, would figure out how to play on the equipment, and there used to be bigger-size swing sets and more challenging monkey pars and other climbing devices, merry-go-rounds and more. Teens to adults could go swinging and have fun on other stuff at many parks.

Not today in the majority of places. They have dumbed everything down so that a lot of swings have little toddler seats where little tikes have to be lifted into the seat, and they even put those at schools where children should all be big enough to handle a swing. The swings have also been shrunken down to mainly attract younger, shorter children, and a lot of the fun stuff and tall, exciting slides have been removed.

In their place is a bunch of multi-colored plastic crap that just doesn't look like anything most folks would want to play on as it's just dumbed-down and targeted at the wee-est sized youth.

4.. Also many places have gone away from deep woodchipo r sand-filled material and are either worn down to a harder-pack material that doesn't help hide coins, or they have moved to the new and trendy rubberized surface.

Yes, there is hardly any competition out there like we used to see, some twenty to fifty-plus years ago, but any savvy, avid hunting guy or gal can narrow down the better producing locations in their town or general region and work them on a routine basis and in 10-30 minutes clean most of them out and scoot on to the next site.

There are some locations were we still do see more playground activity from kids, teens and adults and those are the places where Coin Hunters can do pretty well of they hit them on a first-come / first-served basis with a very early start to beat the others. Also if we keep alert for any town's activity that draws a good audience for several days and they have a decent playground close by, we have the chance to get their late in the day or very early and beat sun-up to scour all we can from them.

In short, there still are some fairly good sites, but they are few and very far between, and while we can occasionally reap some good rewards for time spent, we just have to face reality .... The Good Old Days Are GONE and it's up to us to do all we can to locate the better potential sites to hunt.


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zincoln 216 August 12, 2018 08:40PM

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desertsmith 88 August 21, 2018 06:58PM

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Timbertodd 73 August 16, 2018 04:45PM

And 'zincoln' lives over a bit south of your chunk of Oregon.

Monte 79 August 16, 2018 04:59PM

Hey, a new money maker to sell to those who are easily duped.

Monte 102 August 16, 2018 09:24AM

A money maker to sell to those who are easily duped.

Rich (Utah) 75 August 16, 2018 01:39PM

thumbs up Funny!

Monte 80 August 16, 2018 04:56PM

Re: Hey, a new money maker to sell to those who are easily duped.

zincoln 96 August 16, 2018 10:59AM

Re: Hey, a new money maker to sell to those who are easily duped.

OregonGregg 82 August 17, 2018 11:10AM

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Rich (Utah) 94 August 17, 2018 02:16PM

And that's what I call a very nice day . . . .

Rich (Utah) 68 August 15, 2018 08:56PM

Re: And that's what I call a very nice day . . . .

zincoln 91 August 15, 2018 09:55PM

Tin Foil Hats ???

OregonGregg 71 August 16, 2018 08:59AM

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Rich (Utah) 90 August 16, 2018 01:35PM

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Rich (Utah) 71 August 20, 2018 07:53PM

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Weather Forecast for 'Lost,' 'Lone Tree' and 'Lonesome Arch' Oregon.

Monte 88 August 15, 2018 12:59AM

You had a great day working those places.thumbs up

Monte 103 August 12, 2018 09:22PM

Re: You had a great day working those places.thumbs up

zincoln 111 August 13, 2018 10:41AM

Re: You had a great day working those places.thumbs up

Remfire 78 August 13, 2018 03:53PM

Main reasons for poor-production playgrounds are simple to figure out:

Monte 87 August 13, 2018 04:35PM

Re: Main reasons for poor-production playgrounds are simple to figure out:

jmaryt 103 August 14, 2018 04:21PM

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