Playground swings to a halt
The once-shiny climbing frames and swings are standing abandoned and vandalized after it was discovered that they did not meet the required standards.
By MIRIAM BULWAR DAVID-HAY (TRANSLATED)
October 6, 2008 15:29
Ramat Hasharon proudly inaugurated an attractive new playground in the Neveh Gan neighborhood in August - but the once-shiny climbing frames and swings are standing abandoned and vandalized after it was discovered that they did not meet the required standards, reports www.mynet.co.il. The playground was closed shortly after its inauguration ceremony when the city realized that the equipment did not have the necessary permits from the Israeli Standards Office, and was fenced off to prevent children from gaining access to it.
The report said that in the two months since the closure, vandals found their way into the playground and damaged much of the equipment, and now the city has removed most of it. A municipal spokesman said the city was repairing the equipment and once the necessary permits were received from the Standards Office, it would be re-installed and the park would be re-opened for children.