DOES YOUR KID EAT WOODCHIPS AT THE PLAYGROUND?
MINE DID. AND ROCKS. AND CHESTNUTS.
What parent wants to spend their time hawk-eyed and fishing out mysteries from their little one’s mouth, when all we hoped for was a pleasant time at the playground?
But finding info ahead of time about a certain playground is tough. We’ve all tried zooming in on those tiny playground photos online. Is that a coveted baby swing? Is that an open pond? Is that gravel or those dreaded woodchips? Is this my life now?
So, we here at Vancouver Playgrounds created this playground directory to help caregivers pick playgrounds that suit them and their kids. We’re certainly not here to rate or tell you what playground is the best because only you know what’s best for your children. Maybe they love scorching hot metal slides. We don’t know and we won’t judge.
So take a peek. Search around. Because who needs to waste what little time we have fishing out woodchips from darling little mouths.
AND WHO’S BEHIND THIS WEBSITE?
Yumiko Sasakawa is a Vancouver native, animator and lifelong creative. She’s currently surviving the full time pandemic mom life with her two littles, age 2 and 5. They love libraries, the low tide and california rolls.
This site’s idea has been simmering for several years now and although she is neither a web nor graphic designer, she’s trying her best to pretend to be both to make it happen. If all else, this endeavour has given her reason to go outside on those bad mental health days during this isolating pandemic time.
If she’s lucky to find downtime, she works on secret projects, takes a shower or endless-scrolls the Instagrams.
Shout out to all the pandemic moms out there. There’s something to be said for our resilience.
Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.