RE: Kids play area & structure
From: Rowenahc (
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 16:02:57 -0700 (MST)
We have a study cedar structure which includes three swings, a slide and a
"tree house" type climbing section.  We dug out a section of the lawn and
filled in with cedar chips.  It is well used and remains very popular.  You
can get a glimpse of it on our new web site (which is still under
construction by the way) at  In a different area
where there is more shade, we have a toddler-sized climbing structure and
slide with an above ground sandbox.  This is less-well used but those who do
use it want to keep it!

Cambridge Cohousing

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Subject: Kids play area & structure

Here at Sonora Cohousing in Tucson, Arizona we are in the final stages of
construction.  We have a small (25' X 50') space adjacent to the kid's
room in the common house that has been designated for the outside play
space and location for a play structure.  The structure will probably be
used by all kids but mostly the under 10 set, down to 2 years old (or
younger); I have a few questions:

1.  What kind of structure does your community have?
    a.  Is it successful (kid's have lasting interest in it)?
    b.  If no, what would you have done differently?

2.  What types of outside play do the kid's of varying ages tend to do

3..  What is your kid's room like and how is it used?

Jenny Sheehan
Sonora Cohousing where we are sold out and all but one family have moved
in.  We do have two homes for rent (1- one bedroom, 650 sq. ft; 2- two
bedroom, two bath, 1100 sq. ft. with a 550 sq. ft. basement).

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