Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wish List: Access to Safe Playgrounds

This is one of the 21 playgrounds of Central Park in Manhattan, called the Tots Playground, specially designed for toddlers. The other 20 playgrounds scattered around the park have different themes and are suitable for children of different ages.

I wish there was a safe playground for Luis nearby. The closest thing we have to a playground is the Bacolod Government Center grounds but its really just a patch of grass with a fountain. Panaad Stadium is walking distance but there's nothing much for Luis to do except ride his stroller while we're there. There's a playground at the Capitol Lagoon with see-saws and swings but nothing safe for a toddler who's still learning to walk and stand.

Just now I came across Daphne Osena Paez's blog about the free playgrounds at Bonifacio Global City, and I am so envious.

I wish local governments would consider building safe playgrounds instead of waiting sheds and "Welcome" arches.

Photo from the Central Park official website

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