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Would this work? Or is this too close to other buildings?
You have got your work cut out for you if you plan to do this by hand. I really would have you consider renting or hiring a backhoe or mini excavator to do this. If you feel you really need to do this by hand, you will need to get at the minimum, an electric demolition hammer, at the most an air compressor and jack hammer. Break the concrete down about 6 to ...
If they had a 32' play structure resting on top of them and they had 6" U brackets I'm guessing the footings are at least a foot in diameter? Maybe more? Keep in mind that even if you could dig the entire thing out of the ground it's going to weigh hundreds of pounds. Unless you have some heavy equipment to pull them out you're going to have some trouble ...
There are citrus based paint removers that are less harsh on humans and surfaces than conventional solvent based strippers. They take a bit longer, but are worth a try. Images and links are for illustration only - not an endorsement of a product or source.
Lacquer thinner does a number on many paint finishes. Use it generously and out in the open, it is very flammable. Don't breathe the concentrated fumes either, being outside should prevent that. Saturate a rag, and give it a go. Dipping is possible too.
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