Today the kids and I had our first chance to visit Preston’s H.O.P.E., a mega-playground in Beachwood. It was built to be totally accessible to children with disabilities of all kinds; almost $3 million was raised over 7 years to make it a reality. We were only there an hour and I didn’t get the chance to really give it a thorough once-over, but it does appear to be a wonderland for kids. My only real concern was that it is so big you can’t keep an eye on your kids unless you’re right on their heels, which is impossible with three kids running in different directions. Another problem was that it was scorching hot and no benches in the sun. And currently there is construction on South Woodland so it was a pain to get to. But on the plus side — and this was a big plus — there’s a Mitchell Brothers ice cream about 5 minutes away. http://www.prestonshope.com/
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