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Adventure Playground Location: Berkeley, CA Playgrounds full of expensive, painstakingly designed equipment are all well and good, but there's nothing quite like a fort, zip-line, or rope swing you build yourself. Berkeley's Adventure Playground is a one-of-a-kind, anything-goes installation where kids are unleashed with hammers, nails, and saws, and pretty much told to get on with it. Think of it as the Burning Man of playgrounds. The kid-friendly version, that is.

inspired by (adventure playgrounds)… “Adventure playgrounds are places where children can create and modify their own environments, rather than relying on rigid equipment that only serves a limit set of programmed purposes: ‘In a sense, you and I have always played in adventure playgrounds. We created a fort in the kitchen cabinets, jumped from couch to couch across oceans; we snuck out through a hole in the fence to a new world. We climbed trees and hid in bushes. We played in

House of Ruth Handler, the founder of Barbie, in Santa Monica, California. It was her real life dream house until her death in 2002. The facade of the beach house is painted in bubble gum pink & purple.


Ocean Water

Ocean Water - 7Up or Sprite, blue food coloring, Swedish Fish. Fun for kids summer parties. // For more family resources visit! :)