The U.S.S. Recruit is the old training ship used by the Navy to train new recruits. It’s a two-thirds scale model of a destroyer, sitting right in Liberty Station.
I think it should be opened up and converted into a playground. We would need to install some safety gear, nets and padding, and some of the taller areas of the ship would have to remain off-limits. I think it could be a really fun attraction, not to mention a “beating your swords into plowshares” event.
It probably can’t happen in today’s overly-litigious society, but a guy can dream.
Darrel Lawrence lives in Poway.