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Old 02.09.2011, 14:15
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Re: A Playground Next to Our House - EEK!

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I don't think a locked gate, and opening hours is going to deter the teens from jumping the fence. Unless it is 30 feet high with barbed wire on top.
That's what I was thinking too, perhaps I'm a bit too cynical where it comes to teens.


I also was thinking though that a good deterrent may be to make sure the park is VERY well lit at night. There's not much that stops bad behavior like spotlights on the situation.

Perhaps some leafy tall trees combined with a hedgerow surrounding the park would help minimize how bothersome the lights are for the neighbors while at the same time, allowing the park itself to be lit enough to help discourage n'er-do-well types from hanging about after dark. This, combined with regular patrols would likely do the trick, at least for the most part.
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Old 02.09.2011, 14:20
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Oddly such playgrounds are a magnet for teenagers who will smoke and drink there and generally make a noise.
...says the one with the Pats avatar...
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What should we do?
Fortunately your basement also serves as a bomb shelter. You should begin by ensuring that it is well-stocked with food and supplies, and plenty of water to ensure your survival in the event of a child-zombie apocolypse. Be sure to include flashlights and plenty of fresh batteries in your emergency kits as well. Some experts will also advise to stock a weather radio, but that's going to be useless as radio broadcasters will all have had their brains devoured, and anyone capable of making a transmission will be speaking unintelligible Swiss German anyway.

You should also arm yourself with rapid-fire semi-automatic weapons and plenty of ammunition. Since Switzerland has a well-armed militia, this should not be hard to come by.

Lastly, you will want to keep a hard-laminated copy of the Hausordnung so that you may share it with any child-zombies wailing and screaming between the hours of 22:00 and 07:00.

If you take these actions now, you will be well prepared.
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Re: A Playground Next to Our House - EEK!

So the construction has started. Last week they brought the diggers, and on the same day my Cablecom went off. Cablecom says it was just a coincidence.

Apparently until all issues were resolved and they agreed to help the adjacent house build a privacy wall they could not order the equipment. Now everything will be ready in time for winter.

Most of my neighbours think it is too far from the village centre to attract the teenagers at night.

All the young families seem quite excited about it. I guess the equipment is quite cool, some spiderweb climbing thing is included.
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Most of my neighbours think it is too far from the village centre to attract the teenagers at night.
Just go out there in the evening with a radio cranking Metallica and a case of beer, I'm sure they'll find it.

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All the young families seem quite excited about it. I guess the equipment is quite cool, some spiderweb climbing thing is included.
Sounds like you can have fun there in the day-time with the little ones as well. Just don't do that spider-web climbing stuff when your drunk. It never turns out good.
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Re: A Playground Next to Our House - EEK!

So the grand opening was today. Ceremony at 10:30 am. At least the rain and snow let up, but there was no sun.

As there is no school Wednesday afternoon it is being used as I type.

So if anyone is looking to buy a house in a child and pet friendly area which is anything but quiet, do let me know.

Edit: Big photo and article in the local paper about the opening.

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