Over the past decade, Kirk and Anne Douglas have rebuilt 401 playgrounds at Los Angeles area schools and parks.
Wouldn't it be great if newspapers carried more stories like this instead of focusing so heavily on doom and gloom?
A side story: The article is accompanied by fun photos of 91-year-old Kirk "christening" a slide by going down it himself. The photos were taken by Bob Riha, Jr.
If you've ever seen Gene Kelly's 1967 TV production of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, Jack was played by little Bobby Riha...who went on to a career as a newspaper photographer. He used to work for the local Long Beach Press-Telegram.