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Splash Pads In and Around Austin

Warm enough for splash pad season, don’t you think? There are plenty of splash pads in and around Austin. And we've made a list of all of them, including schedule and pricing info.


By Birgit Sund on March 31, 2023

What Every Parent Should Know: How To Avoid Playground Injuries

Boy on playground

Keeping your children safe is every parent's number one goal. According to the Centers For Disease Control, every year there are 200,000 playground-related injuries for children under the age of 14. In order to prevent these accidents, it's important to be aware of some safety measures that can be taken.

Here are 4 things you can do to prevent injuries on the playground.

By Birgit Sund on February 4, 2022

Kid-friendly, Wallet-friendly, and Parent-friendly Restaurants In and Around Austin



Where did the feeling of relaxation go and where did this anxiety come from when dining out?
Why does eating out all of a sudden take twice as long although I’m eating twice as fast?
And how in the world did eating out get so expensive?

Ah, yes – we have kids now!

So, the question is: How to enjoy your meal with kids outside of your home?

By Birgit Sund on January 31, 2020

School Grants from Action for Healthy Kids - Calling All Parents


Are you looking for tips for healthy living at home and ways to reinforce those healthy habits at school? Apply for the Parents for Healthy Kids grant and start promoting school-based physical activity and nutrition initiatives!

Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas:

  • Help your school start or grow their school garden and use their harvested vegetables and fruit in the school kitchen or the cafeteria
  • Organize a sporting event or an event that includes healthy activities
  • Create a running group or some other group that supports physical activity
  • Raise money for playscapes and other play spaces at your child's school
  • Organize a field trip to local farms and food banks
  • Bring in nutritionists, farmers, doctors, nurses, or other professionals to talk about healthy foods and healthy living
And here's how to apply for the grant.
By Birgit Sund on April 12, 2018

New Joanne Land Playground at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock



There’s a new playground in town! And, what can we say, it’s awesome!

On January 23rd, Joanne Land Playground at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock opened its doors to children of all ages. This Extreme Generation Play Unit is different than any other playground in the 512 and rivals our two favorite playgrounds, the All Abilities Park also in Round Rock and the Creative Playscape in Georgetown (what’s up with all the cool playgrounds being up North?).
By Birgit Sund on February 7, 2017

What to Do With Kids When It's Raining in Austin

It's raining; it's pouring.
Sitting at home is boring.

Despite the rain, despite the cloud,
Grab your kids and get them out!

What to do with kids when it's raining in Austin...

By Birgit Sund on August 14, 2016

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