No Grown Ups Allowed at Miami Beach Playgrounds

Adults without children can't use 19 playgrounds in Miami Beach

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Toni Guinyard

Usually, kids can't get into certain establishments without being accompanied by an adult.

But Miami Beach has flipped the script and a new law basically orders that grown ups can't play on a playground without being accompanied by a kid.

The new ordinance is designed to protect children against prowlers and people who may be looking to snatch up or expose themselves to children. A noble effort, but children shouldn't be at a playground without an adult or parent watching them anyway.

And it doesn't seem quite right to tell tax-paying citizens that they can't use a park that their money pays for.

The new rule went into effect Sunday and impacts people 18 and older.

So if swinging on a swing helps you relax or if you think better by hanging upside down on the monkey bars, make sure to bring along a pint-sized relative otherwise you'll be put in adult time out.

If an adult is caught without a child at any of the 19 "Children's Only" playgrounds, violators face a fine or possibly a lecture from a city cop.

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