What is PlaygroundFind.com all about?
PlaygroundFind.com is an online resource to help families find playgrounds to improve shared travel experiences with their children.
Would you be interested in sharing your local playgrounds with our playground loving 🥰 families?
We’ll be sure to provide you full credit with a link back to your profile.
PlaygroundFind – find out what you’ve been missing
We are looking for fun loving families with a flair for adventure, who want to share their playground experiences through photo and story.
We are building a community of playground lovers, who want to share their favourite playground locations.
If you are web savvy, you can post playgrounds directly to our website, or if not you can email me the details, and I’ll post it for you.
You will be listed as the author with links back to your social media pages
For builders, it’s about sharing play spaces and getting recognition for the projects you’ve worked on.
Are you ready to share the public playgrounds you have built on Playground Find?
You will receive full credit with a link back to your contributor profile.
Additionally, sponsorship, advertising, and alliance opportunities are available.
Here’s an example of a playground listing:
Playgroundfind.com was started in 2014, when my son and I couldn’t find a playground in a small Seattle neighbourhood.
We were visiting friends for the weekend and had woke up earlier than our hosts. I was up early with both my son and theirs, and we were ready to play. All we had to do was find a playground nearby. I started searching on my phone’s map and found no results. Then, I searched on the computer for something local and still found nothing. I wanted to know where we were going, before leaving the house, so I could pack the appropriate gear for our trip.
Without any prior information, we started exploring and found a nice playground around a couple corners. The playground was simple, but hosted a play box of locally donated sand tools, balls, and other toys that all the children could play with. As well, this playground had tricycles, hoola-hoops, stilts and other fun stuff.
This little gem was hidden away, right under our nose; but, without local knowledge or an online tool, we wouldn’t have been able to find it without searching. Imagine how many other playgrounds we missed, because we didn’t know where they are.
This idea gave birth to the playgroundfind project. It became our mission to find playgrounds in the greater Vancouver area and share details about what can be found at each playground location.
Our journey’s soon took us to indoor playgrounds, outdoor playgrounds, water parks, spray-grounds, and sports fields that supported free play. Unable to visit all the playgrounds in the Vancouver area, I enlisted the help of the local Municipalities including: Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam.
Soon interest had grown outside of the metro Vancouver area and spread to a few new cities across the province of British Columbia, including Port Alberni, Kelowna, West Kelowna. Shortly after, new cities were added across Canada and the United States of America, bringing in the Canadian Cities of Edmonton, Hamilton, and the USA cities of Bloomington, Alburqurque, Atlanta,
Builders and influencers began contributing new playground locations around the world, with countries including: Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Japan, Poland, United Kingdom, Spain, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, USA and more.
View the list countries here
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