Really that's all that needs to be said, but for those of you unaware that the greatest playground in mankind's brief history is sitting in your backyard, let me gush a bit. Located in McLean, Virginia, Clemyjontri Park (a name derived from the primary benefactor's four children) is a handicapped accessible playground perfect for children of all ages. The entire surface—and it’s a considerable size—is rubberized. So when your 2 year-old falls off the see-saw and your 1 year-old trips over her new shoes, they come up smiling. For every piece of equipment that is meant for the fabled 5 to 12 year-old demographic, there is something for the toddlers too. We spent over an hour there this morning and, despite temperatures in the 40's, the kids were happy the whole time. That is until one of the mothers let her son walk around with a bag of Cheez-Its. He was like the Pied Piper.
Before we get to the pictures, know this parents—the last picture is the only one that made me truly smile. The architects of this great oasis may have actually had someone like me in mind.
Tilda and I weren't sure what this was exactly, but it looks cool.
100 Meter Dash.
Slides are for napping?
Pitfall on Atari was a great game, no?
Don't worry the carousel is open on weekends still.