Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Helene Stapinski (WSC Alumna) Explores New York Playgrounds

Are you tired of taking your kids to the same old playground? Maybe you've run out of topics to talk to the other parents about? If so, and you like being adventurous, be sure to read Helene Stapinksi's recent piece in the NY Times, New York's Big Backyard. The article takes the reader on a tour of the great playgrounds in the five boroughs which she and her children have discovered.

"There are nearly 1,000 playgrounds in the five boroughs run by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and picking your favorite is as personal as deciding a name for your child. We love so many, it's hard to choose. There's the little playground on the beach at Coney Island with the palm-tree sprinkler; the Vesuvio Playground in SoHo, named after the nearby Italian bakery, with its long jungle gym that's great for chasing one another. But there are a few that stand out, not just for their newfangled playground equipment, but for their shade, their vibe and the history that surrounds them."

If you take your kids to any of the playgrounds mentioned in the article be sure to let us know by commenting on this post! Do you have a favorite place where you like to hang out? work? people watch? Send us your favorite places and we'll put together a blog tour.

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