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Anonymous group wants the city to rediscover their inner child

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San Francisco’s reputation as a playground for the elite takes a turn toward the literal after guerrilla group Swing Bomb SF set up 50 swings across the city. Delightful!

Exactly where the swings are is anyone’s guess—some are located in parks, other in dense urban areas. Some are still hanging, some have been pulled down. The anonymous group’s hashtag is a good place to find out where they might be hiding.

“As for the installation—that took place in the early hours of Saturday morning,” reports SF Weekly. “The Swing Bomb SF team has a few engineers on it, who made sure that the trees they installed swings on had structural integrity.”

According to an anonymous source inside Swing Bomb SF, the swings are meant to be fun, a way to rediscover one’s inner child, taking part in merriment that doesn’t involve waiting in line for the latest food trend.

Enter the Recreation and Parks Department, who, due to safety concerns, have had to take some of the glee-inducing swings down.

”They did not come to us for us to take a look at what they wanted to do, so that we can ascertain that this is safe,” Recreation and Parks Department operations manager Dennis Kern tells ABC 7.

As of Thursday, some of the swings remain. Catch them while you can and before Public Works takes them down.

Here are some shots of the swings:

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Western edition #swingbombsf

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#swingbombsf smiles

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"Hey Stranger! Can I give you a push?!" #swingbombsf . #sanfrancisco

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#swingbombsf . #sanfrancisco #embarcadero

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