"They used to play quoits in the road with four big steel washers they'd found in a hardware store"
Children playing quoits, by William Merritt Chase (1849–1916)
Public DomainChildren playing quoits, by William Merritt Chase (1849–1916)

A rare mention of play in association with the road. Quoits is a traditional game where players try to throw metal, rope or rubber rings over a spike in the ground.