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public bean-bags

Soft seats for bums* (*UK English)
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Why are park benches so hard? Surely it's possible to have bean bags and sofas, covered with a durable, washable material. These would obviously have to be attached securely. In Europe, kid's parks have a kind of "carpet" made from recycled tyre rubber, but that's not what I mean (nor the link immediately below). I'm talking about street furniture.
git, Jun 06 2003

soft parks http://www.halfbake...Water_20Bed_20Parks
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

hedge chairs http://www.halfbake...a/Hedge_20chairs_2e
shameless self plug. [Gulherme, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Durability. If you've ever owned garden chairs, you'll know how quickly the padded cushions for them deteriorate, even when waterproof; I imagine the Parks Department doesn't want to have to keep replacing them.   

       P.S. If the seat's too hard, sit on the grass!
DrCurry, Jun 06 2003
  

       Whilst barefoot, of course.
thumbwax, Jun 06 2003
  

       I think that would be a great public service job . 'Sir can I freshen up your cushion ?'   

       The next step would be Lazy Boys and plasma screens at bus stops . Probably a future level of public .
wjt, Jun 15 2008
  
      
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