Not all church playgrounds should be accepted
I've seen a lot of recent submissions of playgrounds or playscapes that exist on grounds of a church. Sometimes these do make good candidates, but far too often these playgrounds are fenced off, and not really accessible to just anyone. In many of those cases, these churches offer day-care, pre-school, and even K-12 schooling on the same grounds.
I have seen a number of these playgrounds get accepted time and again, despite the fact that these really should be rejected until the K-12 location criteria.
When you find one of these submissions in wayfarer, please take the time to lookup that particular church to see if they offer daycare, preschool, or other schooling. You can typically click on the 2nd map to find a link to the google maps listing of that church, from there you might find a website for that church. If that church offers day-care, preschool, or other schooling options, then in my view it's far more likely that the playground is part of a school and not just an accommodation of the church which in turn means it should be rejected under the Location -> K-12 option.
You are correct that a church playground being used as part of a daycare/elementary school program is not eligible. However, the fact that a playground is fenced off is not reason enough to determine that a playground is ineligible.
very true alot of times playgrounds are fenced off i know in my area they are quite often but the fence has a gate thats always unlocked why fence it off well to help keep animals out is one reason. another is it helps parents watch and know there kids are in the playground area .
You're absolutely correct. They should be rejected as K12 if they're definitely part of a nursery that operates within the premises of the church.
I agree, this may require Niantic intervention. Almost all church playgrounds I see getting improved in my aera are not valid because the church has it because of a daycare or school in the same building.
Stop taking reviewing so seriously, if the church does daycare or "schooling" why isn't the whole church removed as a waypoint because more happens in the building than on the swings. 5-Star
There is an argument to be made that we should be rejecting churches that have preschools, but in this case people are submitting preschool playgrounds (a gigantic prohibition) and they're going through. In many cases, I actually mark them as abuse because I believe the submitters are deliberately mislabeling the preschool playgrounds in order to get the stops approved.
Are any of us the correct age to be playing on playgrounds anywhere? Where do preschools fit in with regards to K-12. In my opinion it's abuse to label stuff as abuse that just bothers you. Stop labeling abuse stuff you just don't like.
Yes, I am old enough to have a 6-year old son, so it's perfectly appropriate for me to be interacting with a playground POI in game while I watch him using the equipment.