5/23/11

Imagination Playground

I literally stumbled into one of the coolest playgrounds today. I was suppose to meet a friend in Brooklyn, but plans changed quickly when Oscar realized he forgot his backpack at home and started crying while we were riding the subway. I got off the next stop because I didn't want to go too far from home with a cranky kid. 
And so here we were on Fulton St! Never been! The excitement of the wind tunnels between the huge buildings and a promise of donuts got Oscar out of his mood. On our way to the bakery (that ended up not even having donuts), we passed the Imagination Playground. It was as if we found gold.
Imagination Playground a new kind of playground that includes loose parts, a manipulative environment, and even a hired play associate! Totally impressed. The boys created horses, then turned the blocks into a fire engine, and then made towers. The park provided sand toys, a clean bathroom, and no swings. Swings are the worst. I push the boys in the stroller all day long, the last thing I want to do is push them in the swings. Who's with me? 
It was kind of chilly, so the water feature wasn't turned on, but I bet it's awesome. Not quite as awesome as Owen having an accident in his pants! But close. Good thing I grabbed extra shorts before I left the house today.
This is yet another example why I'm falling in love with NYC. Sure the weather is terrible. It's been raining for two weeks! But there's so much to do even when I make a wrong turn.  What are some things you've stumbled across while wondering around the city? Tell me! All I do is tourist stuff!  

3 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to go ever since reading this article in the New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/07/05/100705fa_fact_mead), but I keep waiting for the kid to get older. Would it entertain a 22 month old?

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  2. corinne: i think it would be great. we should go. we can take the 2 or 3 and get off at fulton. it even has an elevator if we need it.

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  3. Oh! We may go there tomorrow and since it is going to be HOT maybe the waster will be on.

    Thanks for the tip.

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