July 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Skaters Lead Design of First Atlanta Skatepark

On Wednesday, July 29, 2009 the Beltline and City of Atlanta Park Design Dept. assembled a panel of long-time skateboarders to lead the design of Atlanta's first skatepark. The 15,000 square foot skatepark will be in a park to be built on the newly acquired property along the Beltline in the Historic Old Fourth Ward (it can be seen from Freedom Parkway).

Enthusism was sky high at the meeting as the skaters described their skatepark dreams… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 31, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Bethune Elementary Orders Their First IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND IN A BOX!!!!!!!!!!

I had the very rewarding task of ordering an Imagination Playground in a Box for Bethune Elementary School this afternoon.

The unique play kit will provide wonderfully creative play opportunities for the kindergartners. As soon as the funds are raised, another set will be… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 24, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Sprayground in Roswell

Roswell, Georgia is really on the move these days. Check out their new "sprayground" at Riverside Park.

Splash pads are a big hit with kids and parents alike. Parents like them because they don't have to worry about the dangers of crowded pools. Kids like them because they are fun and the water feels really good on a hot summer day. Cities like them because they are a whole lot cheaper than pools in terms of initial installation costs and ongoing… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Campers Take Over the Treehouse

Camp Twin Lakes' campers are having an incredible summer playing in and around the new treehouse.

Why walk in the front door when there's a rope bridge that takes you to the treehouse?

Campers on the tire swing underneath the treehouse.

A tunnel slide is the quickest way to exit the building and have fun at… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 15, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Great Atlanta Play Day Coming - 9/26/09

The 2nd annual Great Atlanta Play Day is coming soon!

We had a great time last year, and this year is going to be even better.

The whole idea is to get outside and play all day. Plan a day of play in your park, neighborhood, NPU, playground...wherever you want to play! There are a lot of ideas of fun things to do at the bottom of this website. Play as a family or play as a community. You can even… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 6, 2009 at 5:14pm — No Comments

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