Psst! These playgrounds have been missing your kids.
It's beginning to feel like spring, and it's certainly warmed up enough for monkey bars, swings, slides, sand boxes and climbers. Check out Sprout's list of destination playgrounds and read about new playgrounds and parks that opened this fall and winter.
Destination playgrounds What's it take to become a destination playground? First of all, kids have to love playing at them, and secondly, they have to offer features not found at your run-of-the-mill neighborhood playground. Having lots of diverse play equipment and room for throngs of kids recovering from cabin fever, that's not bad either. See Sprout's best bets for destination playgrounds. While you were indoors This was a winter for the record books, and it's understandable if the cold and snow made it too difficult to keep up with news about area parks. Now that spring is in the air, here's the latest playground news.
Ohlendorf West Park has new playground equipment, surfacing and walking paths. The playground features swings and climbing structures. Find Ohlendorf West Park at 1150 Hanna Road, St. Louis, Mo., 63011. Read more and see pictures.
Two new Unlimited Play playgrounds are coming to St. Louis City. Ground has been broken on fully accessible playgrounds at Willmore Park in South City and O'Fallon Park in North City. Read more about these parks.
Webster Park opened in St. Charles. This new 22-acre park has a community building and a playground with slides, swings, climbers and musical instruments. Read more and see pictures.