All Blog Posts Tagged 'kaboom' (11)

Yes. Play in a City Is Good for the Entire City

Everyone is talking about attracting "Millennials" to Atlanta to help build a vibrant, creativity-based economy, but what about keeping (aka sustaining) that population as they grow and have families? They don't stop being creative and good for the city when they have children, they become MORE interested than ever in having a great place to live. It's just…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 11, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Looking Back and Looking Beyond

Click on this picture to go to the AJC article.

Tomorrow morning will bring an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Play Atlanta and yours truly. It signals the beginning of a refreshed and recharged agenda…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 27, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Spring Into Action-Help Get West End Kids an Imagination Playground!

An Imagination Playground in Action at Atlanta's Bethune Elementary School

We need to raise $1,000 this week to ship an Imagination Playground to Atlanta's E.L. Connally School in the West End in time to surprise the…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on April 28, 2015 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

Atlanta, Commit to Being a GREAT Child Friendly City

Click on photo to see the swings in action.

There is a street in Montreal that makes people happy. On that street are 21 swings or 21 Balançoires designed by a group of…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 23, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Atlanta Named Playful City USA for Fifth Consecutive Year

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced “The City of Atlanta is extremely proud to be named ‘Playful City USA’ for the fifth consecutive year. Atlanta will continue to lead the way in offering physical alternatives and recreational activities for improving the lives of our children. Creating…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 5, 2011 at 7:39am — No Comments

If You Remember Something from Your Childhood....

 (Google office in Zurich - designed by the playful and brilliant architects at CamenzindEvolution)

I remember going to buy shoes in Baltimore at age 3. I entered the store via a SLIDE!!


I remember building a ghost house for my neighborhood at age 9 or so. You entered…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 6, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments

Find A Playground....On Your Phone!

So you're out and about and the kids want to play, but you don't know what playgrounds are nearby. What do you do? Well, of course, you guessed it....there's an app for that.


For years our friends at KaBOOM! have been compiling information (including maps, ratings, pictures, reviews, amenities, etc.) on playgrounds in Atlanta and all around the country and have…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 2, 2011 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Great Atlanta Play Day

Saturday, September 25, 2010 was the Great Atlanta Play Day. Atlanta's City Council encouraged everyone to get outside and play on a beautiful Georgia day. All over the country, KaBOOM!-inspired play days were held on the same day. Here are some terrific pictures posted on the KaBOOM! website.…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 5, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Atlanta Named Playful City USA for 4th Consecutive Year



Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 31, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

From This Point Forward....No More Boring Playgrounds

Today was the Grand Opening for the Imagination Playground at Burling Slip in New York.

It was a sweltering day in Manhattan. The only thing that might have been better than jumping around in cool water was sitting in the shade with a crispy apple and a good book.…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 28, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

One Very Busy Week To Go...then PLAY!

This is the Imagination Playground at Burling Slip in New York City as of today:

The grand opening is next Tuesday, July 27th. My goodness, it's going to be busy for the next week.

Way back in 2007, I visited the offices of the David Rockwell Group in New York City to find out about an interesting playground project I had heard about somewhere.…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 19, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

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