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Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we live in a land of wonderful public parks. There are countless web sites and books telling us how to take advantage of them. What’s more, we all know dozens of people who go there every weekend.
Unfortunately, almost all of these are not accessible to us and our kids by foot. In other words, getting there depends on planning and driving.
The picture to the right shows my sons at a beautiful creek scene. You might have a photo like this, too. What’s interesting about this one for me is that it was taken on the bank of San Francisquito Creek, which is within a five-minute walk from my house and thousands of other homes in the Palo Alto / Menlo Park area. And we took it on a beautiful Sunday afternoon (March 8). Continue reading
On October 17, 2005, I sent out an inquiry to the Palo Alto / Menlo Park Parents Club email list asking if they could recommend any blocks with spontaneous play in Palo Alto or Menlo Park. I copy that inquiry and the summary I created from the flood of replies I got below.
The inquiry elicited a great number of replies, including many recommendations. However, my wife and I have still yet to find the house we’ve been seeking. It’s been over two years now, and our second son was just born three weeks ago. So, we’re still clueless regarding where those “kid heaven” blocks are in PA and MP, and the Playborhood Survey results indicate that we’ve got lots of company. Continue reading
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