This is the schoolyard where I played my first 6 years in school (who know that I would spend the rest of my working life at educational institutions). But I think it was better when I was a kid, we didn’t have the stuff you see … but we had something much better: trees !!!
As far as I remember there was 4-5 trees in the middle (slightly to the right), then a line of trees just behind the small yellow building, and to the left (outside the photo) there was another row of trees. Now, they are all gone.
I guess the reason for their removal was safety, but I think we had a lot of fun around these trees, and I feel sorry for the kids who just have this open space.