Playground Power!

Okay, I was procrastinating about this playground list because, really, this weather doesn’t put me in a playground mood anyway.

But when I read the Gazette this morning I realized that I had to do another playground post because this WaterPowerPeace project has got to be just about the coolest thing ever. Basically, it’s about playgrounds designed to harness the energy from playing children in order to generate electricity and provide water in developing countries.  And they’re having a free event at Proctor’s in Schenectady on Wednesday (as in tomorrow, or today, depending on when you’re reading this).  And it started at the local Woodland Hill Montessori School.  Linking this made me realize that I’ve been calling it Woodland Hills since I’ve moved to this area.  Whoops.

Anyway, that’s pretty groovy, right?  On a much smaller scale of grooviness, may I present to you the Playground List? I know that this list is still very short, and it’s not super-pretty. . . but ya gotta start somewhere, people!  So here’s what I have so far.  I haven’t figured out how to link to it on the sidebar yet.  I know:  it’s probably not much more difficult than putting it here in my post.  But since it took me over two hours just to get it from the Google spreadsheet into this somewhat presentable form (don’t ask!), I am done for the night.  I hope it inspires you to try someplace new. . . once we have some decent weather again.  I hear that Thursday is supposed to be lovely.

On a sorrowful note, I have to confess to you that I lost a Facebook fan yesterday.  Apparently there was, indeed, a gum-smacking Hummer driver who was offended by that kvetching post.  I am going to re-commit myself to sending only good karma out into the bloggy universe.  I will try my best, at least.  I’ve been thinking about this all day, and then I accidentally reported on my near-catfight with shovey-Mc-Soccer Mom at the Easter Egg Hunt. . . but that’s it.  I am done.

I am all about the joy.  I am all about the fun.


  1. HollowSquirrel

    Your link isn’t working (sorry!). I want to help, but your survey was so thorough, and my memory is faulty… but I do want to be a helper for your fantastic list.

  2. Ok, I think I’ve got the link working now. I know–I figured, though, that if people read through the survey once and then went to playgrounds, maybe they’d have a little mental checklist. And, really, some info. is better than none. I meant to add more playgrounds that I could just remember on my own, but then it took me So. Freaking. Long. to just do the ones I’d started with that I had to give up for the evening. . . .

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