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You're visiting your aunt for brunch in a new neighborhood. Your toddler will need to expend some much saved up energy pretty soon, so, you hop on your iPhone and type in kidsplayparks.com.
The new website is a comprehensive directory of parks, playgrounds and other kid and family friendly recreation spots recommended by parents. It's a brand new site so not all areas are represented yet; they have 4,500 listings so far and growing.
Here's the type of description you get, from a park I searched for in my own area:
"It is an ideal spot in which to enjoy a picnic (or delicatessen) lunch and allow the children to let off steam. The park features a statue of John Paulding, commemorating the capture by Paulding and his fellow patriots, Isaac Van Wart and David Williams, of the British spy John André. He was seized while attempting to return to New York City with plans of West Point, given to him by the American traitor Benedict Arnold."
You can help to build it by adding your local toddler hangouts to the list. There's no sign-up, registration, or cost to post or search.
Will you be going to the park this weekend? What playground features does your child like best?