It’s getting to be prime playground season!
I just took a trip to Colorado and New Mexico, and Angelika used to live out that way. My family and I saw some fantastic playgrounds! I figured I’d do a quick write up of some of the best.
Whether you’re able to make it to visit them someday or not, I figured they may be of interest because a) when we share articles on our Facebook feed about playgrounds around the world, they are always super-duper popular–there seems to be a high interest among our followers in what people are doing elsewhere and b) seeing these pictures will let you think about what elements you like most, whether you’re looking for a similar one to visit or looking to do a build.
We stayed with friends in Trinidad, CO. This one stood out. It is not huge or particularly fancy, but it has a great “treehouse” feel with amazing tunnel slides. Their benches are beautifully decorated with tiles depicting local history.
Taos, New Mexico, is well-known for its Twirl Play and Discovery Space. This beautiful and artistic playground is known for not just being a place for kids to meet and climb, but as a local institution–they have programming, welcome art installations, and work closely with community partners. (As always, click on thumbnails to enlarge.)
Who knew Colorado was known for a reptile park? Well, I didn’t. We love their alligator shaped play structure!
Did you travel over April vacation, or get a chance to spend time exploring New England? If you went to a great playground or attraction, let us know in the comments. Or better yet–let us know if you’d like to write a guest post!