Readers — A playground in Seattle specially designed for kids with autism, cerebral palsy and other special needs was ordered destroyed by a bureaucrat (or bureaucrats) who declared it extremely dangerous…even though over the course of its 10 year history, no child was seriously injured on it.
You can see some pictures from the playground on Reason.com, where I tdyktrydak
wrote about the case, pointing out that:
The thing about kids with special needs is that they often have to spend a lot of time in less-than-fun institutions. Hospitals. Therapists’ offices. Waiting rooms. The “Wild Zone,” as the play area was called, was specifically “designed to provide relief from the highly controlled and often hyper-medicalized world our kids move in,” writes Bullard.
Bullard is the mom who brought the issue to my attention. Here is the piece she wrote about the Wild Zone that will make you wild, too — with frustration. I’m just hoping that as these cases come to public attention, and outrage, the bureaucrats will have to think twice before pressing the DESTRUCT button. – L.