Looking for new parks to explore? Search our Go Ask Mom parks database
Posted July 1, 2011 2:33 p.m. EDT
Every Friday, I feature local places to take the kids. Sometimes it's a museum or an historic site. Often, it's a park or playground in the area. Today, for instance, it's Lake Johnson Pool in Raleigh.
There's always a video and a blog post. I try to answer questions that moms might want to know before they go somewhere. Is the playground shady? Can I take my toddler? Is there mulch, sand or rubber matting under the playground?
We've put all these reviews in a database that you can sort by city and by category - "designed for tots," "shady playground," and "pool."
Most playgrounds offer play sets for kids ages 2 to 5, but in the "designed for tots" category, you'll find playgrounds that were specifically designed for the youngest kids. There's just one now, but I'll be adding more in the coming weeks. The "shady playground" category turns up playgrounds that are mostly, if not entirely, in the shade. The database also will pull up a map to show you exactly where the playground is.
Is every park in the Triangle on here? No. Are most parks in the Triangle on here? Not yet. We're up to 29 so far. But we're working on it. So please check back here from time to time to see what we've added. And, of course, see what we review every Friday on Go Ask Mom.
Click here for our list!
And if you're looking for other family-friendly destinations in the Triangle that we've featured, click here.