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'Adult Playground' Makes Chicago Debut In Burnham Park

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The Chicago Park District made it official Thursday with the opening of the Burnham Park Outdoor Fitness Station, a small jungle gym aimed at exercise buffs on the Near South Side.

Standing inches from the Lakefront Trail at 39th Street, the structure looks like an austere, scaled-back version of an elementary school play lot. Instead of a see-saw, it has incline benches. In place of a slide, there's a rope climb.