My daughter's school uses rubber wood chips on the playground. She comes home with her clothes smeared with black "soot" from those rubber wood chips. Is this stuff possibly harming the health of the children who are playing in it? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman
on Jun 18, 2014 -
I am looking for something like these
for our backyard. They need to be designed for outdoor use and rain. You can find similar ones online, but since these are really heavy, the shipping costs are as much as the mats. Are there any local retailers in the bay area that will sell small quantities to an individual? I have Amazon Prime but have not found anything Prime-eligible that looks decent.
posted by benzenedream
on Apr 10, 2014 -
Good SF area playground or similar for meeting up/hanging out, by BART with good parking? [more inside]
posted by The Toad
on Mar 24, 2014 -
My soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter is pretty timid, physically. It's nothing crippling or even worrisome, but still…c'mon kid, geez, just jump! You'll be fine! [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas
on Mar 10, 2014 -
What's the best ground cover for underneath a small play structure we're planning on building in our backyard this spring? Any other tips for making a small backyard fun for little kids? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love
on Feb 12, 2014 -
I need to entertain my 2.5 year old for several hours this weekend while my wife attends a bridal shower in Macungie, PA - which is right outside of Allentown PA, here's a Google Maps link
of the area. Can anyone suggest an indoor playground or children's museum or something else that my kid might enjoy? Something within a 30 minute drive?
posted by exhilaration
on Dec 12, 2013 -
My husband and I just moved to Baltimore for me to attend graduate school. We're currently living in Mt. Vernon and are curious what things there are to do with a one year old around here (that are safe) preferable within a walking distance (parks, playgrounds, etc). Suggestions are appreciated!
posted by mooselini
on Apr 24, 2013 -
Given optimal circumstance, could a person on a swing set swing 360 degrees, over the overhead bar? If not, what would the circumstances be,on this planet, where they could?
posted by A Terrible Llama
on Jan 12, 2013 -
My wife and I have found a house and we love it, except that it's on a septic system. We don't mind that, but we're trying to find out if the septic/leach is going to make our backyard unusable or not. [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Apr 23, 2012 -
I'm looking for information on parks or playgrounds in areas of conflict, especially urban areas. [more inside]
posted by sepviva
on Jul 5, 2011 -
Help source photographs and ideas for the design of a maximally creative schoolyard play space for grades K-8. [more inside]
posted by tidecat
on Feb 24, 2011 -
Inspired by this question
, I'd like to determine what playground I loved to be taken to in the late 1960s, early 1970s on Long Island, probably in Nassau County. The most salient feature was a climb-on rocket ship. Was it at Jones Beach?
posted by Morrigan
on Oct 4, 2009 -
If we are driving with kids (9 and 5) from upstate NY (Rochester) to DC, where can we stop in PA off of route 15 for a picnic, run-around and see-something-cool-or-weird break? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Help us re-design our neighborhood playground and park. The park is about 20 acres in size and the city will be updating it in 2009. We're going to a meeting tomorrow to suggest improvements and we need ideas! [more inside]
posted by Ostara
on Nov 11, 2008 -
You know the playground trick whereby four of you can "levitate" a fifth person using just your fingertips (you first hold your hands over his head and count to 20)? How does that work, then?
posted by bonaldi
on Nov 21, 2007 -
Toddler capabilities. What are 14- to 18-months old capable of doing with regard to physical safety? [more inside]
posted by acoutu
on Jul 16, 2006 -
Does anyone know where can I find free plans for marking games onto a playground surface? We're working on revamping the playground at my kid's school. We want to paint some games like hopscotch and four-square onto the surface but I'm having trouble finding standard measurements to do this. Does anyone have a suggestion or a link that would be helpful?
posted by ooklah
on Aug 27, 2005 -
When I was a kid, my playground (Van Dyke Park in Northern, VA) had a decomissioned military jet (T-133) in the playground...it was a lot like the picture on this guy's site
. Did anyone else have any old military hardware as part of the playground? Any pictures? I'm interested in researching this further....
posted by extrabox
on Jan 21, 2005 -