Featured Activity: Elevate Your Playground Game

Published on October 19, 2020 - Updated on December 01, 2020

At happyly, we are covering playgrounds across the country on a daily basis. Let us help you find your new favorite - again and again!

Sometimes on Saturday morning, the path of least resistance is going to your neighborhood playground, and this serves a very practical purpose. Ultimately though, we believe diversifying playgrounds is an important part of development for kids under seven. 

All it takes to remind us of that, is to observe the look on your kiddos face every time they go down a new slide, get all the way across unfamiliar monkey bars or climb a new ladder! It’s the best to experience that enthusiasm each and every time. 

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These benefits don’t stop in the moment, they help build your child's confidence and willingness to try new things in their daily life. So, if you’re thinking about mixing it up this week, we are here to help you find a playground that has been officially endorsed by our experienced ambassadors.  

Search for fresh playgrounds ideas in the "Activity" section of our app and website (filter parks and playgrounds) or surf through our "Curated Plans" for well-rounded afternoons, full days or weekend that include time at a playground that your family has yet to explore!

A few friendly reminder to be safe in the Covid-19 era:

  • Have the happyly app on hand with a back up plan in the event you arrive and the playground is just too busy. 
  • Always bring a mask. Even if you are alone, they remind your child not to touch their face.
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Have a secret word for your kiddo to reinforce the need for social distancing or to alert them that it’s gotten too busy and it’s time to roll out! 

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What’s your favorite playground? If it’s on the site, please share your comments or additional details you think other parents should know.  If we haven’t covered it already, tell us about it on the “Contribute” page of our website's navigation menu. We always appreciate your amazing suggestions and will get an ambassador there as soon as possible!

Happy exploring!! 

Please tag your highlights on Instagram @gethappyly! We love to hear from you! 

For more inspiration, check out recent features, such as FIve Tips to Successful Mask Wearing, or if you are heading out on a road trip, take a look at our list of Top Ten Family-Friendly Podcasts. For a fun activity at home, check out our list of Chalk Games.

Enjoying our content? Please download the free happyly app, the country’s only mobile-first family activity planning app, for fast access to all of our frequent blog content, favorite activities, and expertly designed curated days, both locally and in many communities and travel destinations across the country.

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Randi Banks
Randi (Betts) Banks grew up in New York and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She moved to Washington, D.C. more than thirteen years ago with her husband, Eaghmon, and they love to explore the area and seek out adventure, now with their two young children along for the ride. Growing up right near the beach, they are happiest when on or near the water, so exploring the rivers, lakes, and streams in the greater DC area is a favorite pastime for their family. In addition to serving as one of the Washington, DC area ambassadors, Randi is also the Editor in Chief and Co-founder of happyly.
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