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Menlo Park Dad Creates Extreme Playground Where Kids Can Be Free

December 29, 2016
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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. MENLO PARK (KPIX 5) — A dad in Menlo Park has created an extreme playground for neighborhood kids to enjoy. He calls it a Playborhood — a place where kids can bounce around and take risks. Within minutes of Mike Lanza and his sons arriving home from school, their backyard and driveway fill-up with kids. They are drawn to Lanza’s Playborhood — a place where neighborhood kids can play freely. So freely, some parents might find it alarming. “It has enough fun things that kids never get bored,” says Lanza. “Some element of risk is okay. I want my kids to push themselves, and I want them to have fun. Let’s face it, it’s no fun if there’s all this safety stuff around.” Lanza wants kids to have so much fun they’ll willingly choose this over electronic gadgets and games. He is an app developer in Silicon Valley, so it may seem odd for him to tell kids to get off their screens and go outside. “I want them to...

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