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Now that the weather has been so spring-like (so soon!) and we are all feeling a bit better, it’s been an ideal time to check out some neighborhood playgrounds after school. We had heard about a new reno at Elmhurst Park (also known as Gas Tank Park) which is built on the former site of an unsightly and environmentally unfriendly gas-storage facility. (Don’t worry: The gas company cleaned up the area before selling it to the city for $1.)
We love the paths leading to a large mound of grass in the back of the park – where kids were flying kites and enjoying some rarely available green space.
Three stationery bicycles are apparently linked to a power storage center, so that by pedaling kids should be able to generate enough electricity to turn on nearby lights. They didn’t seem to be fully working yet — but we love the idea of kids generating power for the rest of the playground! Ezra loved riding in one place on his ‘motorcycle’ —


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