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Get dirty with your neighbors

Kids Get Dirty At Annual Mud Day Festivities

Westland, MI knows how to get dirty and have fun. Today they are hosting the 25th Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Recreation Center (via Playgroundology). The county parks department combines 20,000 gallons of water with 200 tons of topsoil to make an incredibly filthy, oozy, …

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Measure your parkiness

If you live in one of the 40 largest cities in the US, then ParkScore (via Urban Planet), a new project from The Trust for Public Land, has surveyed your town and rated its parkiness (to coin a term). Cities are scored on Acreage, …

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Making playborhoods: A conversation with Mike Lanza

The neighborhood is the only place where truly free play can happen. 
When he was growing up, Mike Lanza says, “Kids sort of made the neighborhood. They took the lead. They got to know other kids, and they were the social lubricant for the whole neighborhood.” But …

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