It’s time to Kick-off 2018 with KaBOOM!
Together, KaBOOM! and our community partners have been knocking down barriers to play for the kids who need it most by creating PLAYces just for them. Submit your application by November 17th to put your kids and your community first in line for our 2018 playground grants: apply.kaboom.org/
To learn more about the opportunity, please feel free to give me a call at 202-464-6410 or reach out via email!
Your Kids. Your Community. Your Opportunity.
Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Outreach
Just learned about Fitlot from New Orleans - www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUhvGi...
Learn more: fitlot.org/
You can support allocating more of our city's budget to maintaining our parks by voting for Prop B on June 7th -
"Rusty swings, leaking water fountains, broken equipment and graffiti have long been problems for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. But there’s never enough money to fix it all. Funding for the department has dropped by nearly half over the past 15 years, and investment in parks has not kept pace with the city’s growing budget. Proposition B is a set-aside that would help the department tackle deferred maintenance by infusing more than $1 billion into parks over the next 30 years."
Rusty swings, leaking water fountains, broken equipment and graffiti have long been problems for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Funding for the department has dropped by nearly half over the past 15 years, and investment in parks has not kept pace with the city’s growing budget. Proposition B is a set-aside that would help...
Love what the San Francisco shared schoolyard is doing. Thanks to Supervisor Farrell for leading the charge here -
KaBOOM! and the Super Bowl 50 host committee are granting $750,000 to projects in the Bay Area that give kids easy access to play. Grants will range from $2,000 - $50,000 per project. Applications are due October 5-19th. Learn more - play60playon.kaboom.org
And here's a list of adult playgrounds in Europe:
A small list of several fun spots for adults to let loose in! Have fun and let your inner small person free!
Here's another great benefit we can get: "Generate electricity as you exercise in Hull"
Here's an interesting article about ten things adults want to see in an 'adult playground':
#3 Zip Lines and Aerial Adventures - tops my list.
Adult playgrounds -- or outdoor adult fitness areas -- are sprouting up all over. Find out what 10 things we want to see in adult playgrounds.
Here's an 'adult fitness playground' that just opened near LA:
" Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park has dedicated a new outdoor fitness equipment area. Described as an 'adult fitness playground,' the new equipment was added to make exercising outdoors more fun for grown-ups."
What part of SF would be best for this? My initial thought is up near Cow Hollow/Pac Heights/the Marina; but I could also see it working well around Valencia or maybe near Divis.
Los Angeles Daily News is reporting that Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park has dedicated a new outdoor fitness equipment area. Described as an "adult fitness playground," the new equipment was added to ma...
When I first saw this idea, I was like, "What the...adults? playground?" but then... I realized, it would be awesome seeing adults use this "playground" to burn 'em calories and sweat 'em out. I love the idea, and I look forward on the thought of adults on a playground. Since the term "playground" is used, I can't help but imagine adults climbing jungle gyms, riding swings, etc. Hopefully, it'll be more than that. :-) And oh, the playground could have a surrounding oval (with measurements noted) where people can run around and do their running exercise, instead of going far. :-)