playground map
Use our customized playground map to find playgrounds throughout the U.S., Canada, and beyond with our convenient map! Just search for the blue map pin ( ). For military installations, search for the red  map pin ( ). Elementary schools […]

Playground Map


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The Coolest Playground Equipment You’ll Ever See! Throughout my quest to find extraordinary playgrounds throughout the U.S., I’ve been impressed over and over again by the creativity that has gone into designing playgrounds and the play elements. I’ve had the […]

The Coolest Playground Equipment You’ll Ever See!


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Want to quickly and easily find all of these playgrounds? Well, now you can with our free iPhone app. Download it now for FREE! For the third year, Play Across America is proud to present the best playgrounds of the year […]

The Best Playgrounds of 2017



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Important note: Now it’s even easier to find and share playgrounds wherever you go with our new, FREE Playground Finder iPhone App. Download it today! It’s that time of year again. School is out, the weather is great, and families are looking for […]

Favorite Playgrounds of 2016


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Update: Now it’s even easier to find and share playgrounds wherever you go with our new, FREE Playground Finder iPhone App. Download it today! Have you ever had the “pleasure” (if that’s what you want to call it) of driving I-20? It’s, um, […]

I-20 playgrounds


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Written by Amy Rowland For many new parents the thought of traveling and camping with babies and toddlers conjures up nightmarish images of blowout poopy diapers in the most inconvenient places and colossal meltdowns (sometimes from both the child and […]

Tent Camping with Babies and Toddlers



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Update: Now it’s even easier to find and share playgrounds wherever you go with our new, FREE Playground Finder iPhone App. Download it today! Written by: Amy Rowland While living on the West Coast, my family became well acquainted with I-5 and drove […]

I-5 Playgrounds


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Update: Now it’s even easier to find and share playgrounds wherever you go with our new, FREE Playground Finder iPhone App. Download it today! Written by: Amy Rowland Ah, the joys of driving I-95 on a holiday weekend: the heavy traffic, lengthy […]

I-95 Playgrounds


DIY balloon drop
How would you like to create a super easy New Years Eve, birthday, or graduation DIY party pleaser? Balloon drops are always a big hit with kids and my tutorial will help you successfully create your own DIY balloon drop […]

Throw an Epic Party with this DIY Balloon Drop



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Since writing our original “Tent Camping with Babies and Toddlers” article a few years ago, we’ve gained a lot more experience as well as two more kids along the way. We’ve also collected a few more must have items we […]

Tent Camping with Kids, must have items we love!


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I’ve recently discovered just how much I love GIFs. In fact, my husband loves them so much, too, that almost all our texts to each other now involve them. I didn’t really get them when they first came out. I […]

Ten GIFs that capture life with young kids


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It’s that time of year when we tend to eat too much, work out too little (if at all), and hide behind our bulky sweaters until Spring when we then crash diet our way to our Summer beach bodies. Sure, […]

Three ways to workout with kids while on vacation



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Staircase Loop Hike is truly one of our family favorites. It’s one of the few hikes that we can complete in its entirety, which is saying a lot! When you have very young children, it’s rare that you actually complete […]

Hiking with kids: Staircase Loop Hike


Trail of Two Forests
Hiking with Kids: Trail of Two Forests When you think of Mount St. Helens perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the massive eruption that occurred in 1980. It truly transformed the surrounding landscape and left behind a […]

Hiking with Kids: Trail of Two Forests


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When families discover great playgrounds, they are thrilled! It becomes a their favorite that they return to over and over again. Frequently, word spreads about how great, and even inclusive the fabulous playground is but what may not spread as […]

Kayla’s Playground



Do you know, or are you one of, those moms who just has it all together? Super organized, on time to everything, kids look fantastic, and you/she does to? Well, I’m unfortunately not one of them. But, instead of examining […]

Four ways I shamelessly use my kids as an excuse


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  Who is the “Joey” behind Joey’s Park? Joey O’Donnell was born with Cystic Fibrosis and spent much of his short life surrounded by loving friends and family. In 1986, while in the 7th grade, he lost his battle with Cystic […]

The story behind the park: Joey’s Park