MonstroCity and Other Great Playgrounds

It is summer and our attention is drawn to outdoor play.  If anything, slides, swings, jungle jims and other playground features are nothing if not great big toys. 
I recently wrote a piece entitled "Dangerous Playgrounds; are they a good idea?”   After reading it, Charlotte Fixler, Communications Manager for ThinkFun sent me a piece she found entitled “America’s Coolest Playgrounds.”  There were nine shown, here are the ones I liked:

The first one pictured is MonstroCity (see above)  in St. Louis at the City Museum.  The author, Sarah Weir, describes it as “post-apocalyptic.”  I used to live in St. Louis and what I remember fondly was a playground that you could see from route 40 that contained the longest slide I have ever seen. 

I don’t know how much fun this playground in Clemyjontri Park, Fairfax County, VA actually is but doesn’t it look like a giant board game? (see below)

Only in New York would you find a playground described as the biggest in the country.  It’s at the New York City Hall of Science Playground in Queens. (see below)

Do you have a favorite playground?  Let us know.

2 thoughts

  1. Playgrounds are not only meant for playing and are designed in such a fashion where children as well as youngsters can play and spend their most special time.

  2. I remember going to the Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows with my grandfather when i was a kid and loved it. I took my friend’s daughter there a few years ago and the playground you see above is a separate admission. It was a lot of fun for the kids.

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