Out here in the Los Angeles suburb of San Gabriel, there are plans to demolish some great concrete playground structures built by an artist named Benjamin Dominguez in 1965.
Although I don't think my mom ever took me to this particular park, I have fond memories of these type of cement play structures. I remember pretty vividly going down a dragon slide that seemed to go on forever!
The sculptures are less personal and esoteric (less face it, they were done for a public park) than say, E.T. Wickham's concrete sculptures, but they are still great forms and an awful lot of fun.
History professor Eloy Zarate has organized a movement to save the park, with over 1500 signatures so far.
Here is the online petition as well as more info.: http://monsterpark.eloyzarate.com/
NPR also did a story on the movement to save the park: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6683512
Photos courtesy of Eloy Zarate and Benjamin Dominguez family