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Posted 4 years ago

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chevy59
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Remember playing on these as kids? We are building a vintage playground for my daughter and (me too). We just got the merry-go-round back from being sand blasted and powder coated.
Just finished the 4 way teeter totter today, it is also sand blasted and powder coated, except for the figurines, they are hand painted by both my daugthers and myself.
9-2-13:
Just finished my daughters playground after 3 years, I found a 12 foot swing and a 10 foot slide to make it complete. I hope you enjoys the pics!

This playground is dedicated to my daughter and is named after her.
"Kadence Park"

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  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 4 years ago
    yea i loved those days i got the vintage swing that goes with that chevy 59 on my site
  2. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Glad you like vanskyock24, all the metal A frame swings I looked at weren't tall enough so I decided to put these 6 x 6 treated post into the ground and they work just fine. My older daughter and I like to get air borne. Lol
  3. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thank you Officialfuel!
  4. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thank you Pop_abides!
  5. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thankyou Woman34!
  6. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thank you geekasaurus.
    Thank you VintageTaker54
  7. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thank you tikiray!
    Thank you trukn20!
  8. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Ha, I remember all this stuff from my playground....1985-91. I knew it was old back then.
  9. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thanks VikingFan82, we use to spin merry-go-round so fast and see who could hang on the longest. That was back in the 1970's for me!
  10. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Same here! We also had a merry-go-round that was discus shaped and had these round bubbles that I guess you were either supposed to hang onto or sit on, no bars or handles. We called it the gum drop merry go round. Not safe at all, I remember flying off on many occasions lol
  11. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    A lot of the old playground equipment wasn't safe, but after getting knock in the head a time or two, we learned really quick about safety. It's funny how we ever survived this long! lol
  12. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    I was reading a news story the other day where a kid fell off of a sliding board and banged his head................they sued the school! I fell off of a sliding board in about 1950 or so and broke my arm ! guess what..................nobody got sued ! we got to keep our play ground open without any fences or gates ! we had fun ! When you lock up the play grounds you force kids to look for something else and that usually means trouble !.....................
  13. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    I hear ya Pop_abides! It's sad that kids today can't have the same fun we did as kids without someone getting sued. And everyone wants to know why the kids today are the way they are!
  14. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    The other swingset we had on our playground at school had the metal beams, I used to love to twist the swing chains and then let it go and I would spin in a circle until they untwisted completely. One time they untwisted in an odd way and I slammed my head into one of the beams. Got a huge egg on my head, I dont know how I never lost consciousness lol
  15. JTeachout JTeachout, 4 years ago
    I got sick on one like this as a kid. This one looks like it is in great shape.
  16. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thanks JTeachout!
  17. DMK678 DMK678, 4 years ago
    I First Saw Just A Merry go round Listed- Then I saw A child On a Merry-Go -Round.
    That's When I got to Read Vikings Comments And Recollect & Relate My Memmories & experiences Thank You chevy59.
    Pops I beleive is very correct. I'm Far From jumping On a Skate Board And imppessing you my.."Skills" But As A Kid & Still To This Day I Live One Town Over That It Is Illegal To SkateBoard Through. Sad..Really
    Hope The Kids Get To Create Great Memories On The Merry-Go-Round chevy59.
    Cheers !! All.
  18. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    DMK678======Take a note : Skateboards are for TEENAGERS ! if you are over 30 (and I suspect you are) STAY AWAY ! Some things are better left to our youthful days .......................Just sayin".......:-)
  19. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thank you toolate2 and DMK678.
  20. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Awesome! You must be the coolest parents on the block! lol
  21. MacDaddyRico MacDaddyRico, 4 years ago
    I get dizzy just looking at one of those things...
  22. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Looks great restored chevy59!
  23. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thank you MacDaddyRico!
  24. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thank you jjp213!
  25. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thanks Tikiray, We just remember how much fun we had as kids and would like to share that experience with our kids. We do not have X-box, Wii, or any of those games in our house, it is forbidden. Lol
  26. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thank you Charlie12369.
  27. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks Lookin4mydiamondntherough!
  28. Bob, 3 years ago
    MONKEYBARS.... where are the MONKEYBARS????? <grin>

    Seriously, Chevy57, you win my award for cool parents of the week.
  29. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thank you Rustyboltz.
  30. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks Bob, I'm looking for monkey bars, but we really want to find the 20 foot aluminum curly side that is almost straight down, or the rocket ship slide. Cant seem to find those.
  31. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thank you scandinavian_pieces.
  32. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thank you Lisa!
  33. mommyforeverandagain, 3 years ago
    Thank you for posting this. : ) I had an automatic flashback of playing on one as a kid. We could really get these going fast.
    Blessings
  34. hotkitties, 3 years ago
    You would love all the vintage play things that sit outside of my town at an old drive-in! The drive-in is still in use, but the play ground is ancient!!!!
  35. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks mommyforeverandagain and hotkitties, my daughter is 5 and she loves it when I spin her around as fast as I can, actually gives me a little work out too.!
  36. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks shughs.
  37. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks timetravler.
  38. Signaholic Signaholic, 3 years ago
    Oh yeah I remember one of these when I was a kid at the local park, back in the day. Seem to recall a girl got on it to ride once and spun that thing so fast that she blew chunks. Good times! I blamed on my brother of course ;)
  39. TammyInCarolina TammyInCarolina, 3 years ago
    Classic.....Love it, I to live near a Drive-In, it is used as a Flea Market and has all the old playground equipment still there! Great pic's!
  40. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks signaholic and TammyInCaronlina, we play on it a couple times a week, our boxer loves to chase it round and round.
  41. lovevintage lovevintage, 3 years ago
    This Is Awesome... I dont want to grow up ... I want to come live at your house.. Is this in your back yard??? You kids are very Lucky to have parents like you guys.. This is truly Great... Thanks For sharing..Heidi
  42. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks again Heidi, growing up as kids, my parents set the swing set up against the house and gave us a toaster to play with in the bath tub, so I never really got to be a kid. I try to be a big kid with my kids, and they think that is sooo un cool. Lol
  43. lovevintage lovevintage, 3 years ago
    I just about peed my pants reading what you said.(your toooo funny!!!) My parents have never grown up and they never will... I should write a book... my parents are the type (well they did do this). They put a fart machine out in front of there house and when the people were walking by they would make it go off and the looks from the people walking well lets just say one wife smacked her husband and told him how rude he was.. And he's telling her I SWEAR I DIDN'T DO IT..... My parents are in the house watching and rolling on the floor I come over and asked what's going on..... WHY DO I EVER ASK THEM THAT QUESTION...... And growing up was alot of fun and it still is... And I'm still very close to my parents.. I could never have kids.. I always wanted alot of them, So tell your kids how lucky they are to have you. And remind them its your job to embarrass them.... :)' Heidi
  44. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks wingletts!
  45. blevinstreasures, 3 years ago
    brings back memorys... i was always the one getting tossed off,,,,
  46. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks blevinstreasures for stopping by!
  47. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thank you Designer!
  48. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks you Finelines!!!
  49. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thanks crswerner.
  50. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thank you Purpleisafruit6.
  51. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thank you Egreeley1976!
  52. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thank you Longings!
  53. jackart jackart, 3 years ago
    I love the whole playground,but the motorbike on a spring is probably my favorite! Fantastic vision for parents!
  54. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    Thankyou jackart for the nice comments, I will be adding more pics in the spring, we are adding a 4 way spring teeter totter.
  55. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Just finished the 4 way teeter totter today, it is also sand blasted and powder coated, except for the figurines, they are hand painted by both my daugthers and myself. We just need to find a tall slide now, to make it complete!
  56. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Looks awesome chevy! Great job!

    Michael
  57. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel, it was a pain in the A** putting it back together!
  58. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Fantastic job! I want one and I don't have any kids! You're going to have every kid in a 10 mile radius in your backyard... Build it, they will come...
  59. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thanks toolate2, I was bouncing my 6 year old daughter right off the seat, it was pretty funny! Her smiling and laughing was worth all the hard work that went in to it!
  60. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thanks bratjdd, mtg75, and scottvez for the love!
  61. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thank you Bellin68 for the love!
  62. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thank you czechman!
  63. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thank you Antiquetoys.
  64. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thank you humboldtsignman!
  65. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Nice job, I like that windmill that you have as well.
  66. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly, the windmill is one of favorites as well!
  67. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thankyou chevelleman!
  68. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thank you walksoftly!
  69. chevy59 chevy59, 2 years ago
    Thank you Bluegill85.
  70. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    Thank you AmberRose and Moonstonelover21.
  71. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    Just finished my daughters playground after 3 years, I found a 12 foot swing and a 10 foot slide to make it complete. I hope you enjoys the pics!
  72. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Looks awesome chevy59! Job well done. All that hard work paid off for Kadence Park!!

    Michael
  73. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Great job, your daughter will have great memories to last a life time!
  74. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    Thanks Michael for the nice comment!
  75. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    Thank you walksoftly, my best memories of my mom were on the playground as a child, so I hope she has the same experiences.
  76. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    Thank you lundy for the love!
  77. jameyrd jameyrd, 1 year ago
    Very cool!
  78. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    Thank you jameyrd !
  79. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    Confession: I broke one the springy horses.... I guess it couldn't take my weight!!
  80. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    You cant break those springy rides, Ive tried and it cant be done. Lol Thanks DrFluffy for the love!
  81. chevy59 chevy59, 1 year ago
    Thank you h02cultcha for the love.

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