If you ask Barry Segal which of his playground projects is the best, he'll invariably grin and say, "The last one." No doubt about it; this guy has a fun job. And a rewarding one. In the company of architect Bob Leathers, of Leathers & Associates, Ithaca, N.Y., Segal has been designing and overseeing the construction of community playgrounds for more than ten years. The firm has completed more than 500 of these kiddie spectaculars to date—averaging 11,000 square feet—including recently finished projects in Israel and Australia. No wonder Segal has assumed the unofficial title: Sultan of Swings. "Bob Leathers designed our first playground some 18 years ago," Segal recalls. "It was built at the elementary school where his kids