for a while. They were ready to rock so I decided to let them
The old mall has been torn down & a new playground & performing arts center
are now in its place, some work still to be completed.
But the playground is open for business!
a kinetic sculpture of metal junk
by Jean Tinguely
an original piece preserved from the previous structure
It clings & clangs, huge metal balls go racing around
You can even throw coins in the pool around the base of it.
Around the corner is the playground-
crawling with children of all ages-
Colors are bright & all areas have turf like surfaces
The centerpiece of the playground is the climber
and children of all ages love it!
It is enclosed with a web like material that makes it completely safe,
with no way of falling.
I lost track of how many times Carter & Brycen climbed that thing!
Carter was in his element.
I think he has springs in his feet as I have never seen a kid
jump like he does.
He was all over the place!
Brycen surprised me by taking off & being very active.
He was on Carter's tail!
All of the kids seem to want a try at this thing.
It is a tube filled with water.
When you crank the handle, a whirlpool forms,
almost like a tornado funnel.
The boys finally wore out & were ready to head to Grandma's house.
We discovered The Commons is a fun, safe place...
a great place to go let the kids run some energy off
on a hot afternoon.
A little more posing for Grandma
on our famous "C"...(Columbus is famous for the dancing C's)
Back to the car, down our brick paved sidewalks
Past our pretty potted plants
on most of our downtown street corners!
one of my favorite ladies of the streets!
our hometown, and a great place to live!