Playground equipment prices

I don't think I realized how expensive children's play structures can be. I came across a website that shows a piece of equipment similar to the one at my daughter's school. It costs almost $19,000! The smaller one that I've seen at some other local schools is $10,000! And that one is basically a couple of slides linked together with a bridge. It's pretty unbelievable how expensive that one is, especially in comparison to the 'super deluxe' one. It makes the smaller one seem very overpriced. Now I kinda feel bad when schools have to replace their equipment. They are totally getting shafted.