I must have been alluding to the more accepted term security theater
] which unfortunately applies to safety programs at many large organizations like the park service. Driven by posturing and appearance rather than common sense.
That said... the dynamite license is probably a good thing
I'd be surprised if you found said equipment at any public playground though! It would have to be somewhere far away from lawyers.
Spending my grade school days late 1990s/y2k in South Africa we had some sweet playgrounds: One featuring an old steam tractor to play on, another with a gigantic rope swing where you climb 20' up a neighboring tree to grab on!