Shipwreck playground

Yes, there are dozens of Titanic and Costa Concordia stories floating around these days. But I saw this article on the Huffington Post and couldn’t not pass it along.

After six years of revisions and unavoidable neighborhood spats, the Helen Diller Playground at Dolores Park in San Francisco is complete. This is no run-of-the-mill park–it has two slides (one’s a  45-foot “super slide”), climbing walls, a suspension bridge, rubber flooring, a shipwreck, swings, climbing structures and ropes, and a “sound garden” with chimes and drums. That’s right… a shipwreck–my kind of park! Looking through all these pictures, I wasn’t sure where the “wreck” was, but I did see a couple boats and the “climbing sculpture” pictured above. Looks like the ribs of a ship sticking through the sand to me. Pretty sweet (but it still dosen’t compare to the wreck at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan)!



Filed under Announcement, Shipwreck culture, Shipwreck Kitsch

6 responses to “Shipwreck playground

  1. Great blog! Thanks for the shout out!

  2. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m in the city. I’ll find that shipwreck!

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