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Thursday, April 5, 2012
What happened to the Tot Lot swings?
I have been noticing some of the tot lots in my neighborhood have suddenly been missing their swing sets. Is this just a conversion to different swings or have swings become an insurance liability issue? Are swings going the way of diving boards and jungle gyms? With the memories of swinging with my kids and now my grandchildren in the tot lot behind our house I hope this development is just temporary.
Tot lots are another one of those iconic Columbia features that have made us unique. I remember our children confusing their relatives with the question, "Where are your tot lots?" Somehow our kids couldn't imagine that all communities didn't have tot lots. Another one of those "Columbia bubble" realities.
Anyone know of a way to donate used running shoes to a local group? It seems a shame to throw out the shoes but they are taking up too much space in my closet.