For the enjoyment of our smaller sims, I give you: Jungle Jim's Tropical Playground!
It was no secret that Jim Green loved the tropics. Over his years of leading rainforest conservation activities, collecting rare tropical flowers, and wearing Hawaiian shirts year-round, he became affectionately known as "Jungle Jim." He always dreamed of retiring to paradise, and when he finally did, he found that his grandchildren had nowhere to play when they came to visit. So, with the help of other members of the community, he built a playground that would provide hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. Sadly, Jungle Jim passed away before its completion. His friends and family named the playground after him to carry on his legacy.
Front of lot:
The playground was designed to grow out of the land, rather than force the land out of its way, hence the terraced play areas and abundant landscaping.
Back of lot:
Below is the toddler play area, featuring riding toys and a sandbox with playable sand piles. I use this mod to bring toddlers to community lots.
Building # 1 - The bathroom:
Building # 2 - The tower, first floor:
Besides the rope ladder and rock wall, the second level of the tower can also be reached through the spiral staircase inside. Sandbox fun isn't relegated to toddlers: thanks to Build Sandcastles Anywhere, kids can use this area for sand-related play. (Technically, they can use any area for sand-related play, but it looks less silly if you, their benevolent overlords, direct them to use the sandy spots)
Second level of the tower:
Building #3 is the bridge:
I have a picture of the bridge without the sunshade if the judges want, but there is nothing underneath it. It's just there to add a pop of color and a bit of variety.
Looking down from the upper right corner.
Back view of the bridge and tower.
View from the lower right corner, showing the basketball, foursquare, and hopscotch areas.
Aerial view of toddler play area.
The "big kid" play areas: swings, climbing tower, monkey bars, slides, and the bridge.
Back view of the climbing tower, and the angel that was placed in honor of Jungle Jim.
"Passion makes no accommodation for self-preservation."