Quincy Recreation Department: Open an indoor winter playground for toddlers

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Wishing you could move your favorite playground indoors during the cold winter months?  Let's get the Quincy Recreation Department to open one of its gyms or facilities for a winter playground for Quincy's toddlers! 

The Quincy Recreation Department runs free Saturday morning gym sessions for children eight and up at nine different gyms around the City from December through March.  We ask the Recreation Department to devote some of its resources (our tax dollars) to Quincy's younger children and create at least one indoor winter playground for a few hours on Saturday mornings.  

Numerous towns and cities around Quincy hold similar programs and activities - Plymouth, Marshfield, Rockland, Hingham, Brookline, to name a few.  These indoor winter playgrounds have ride-on toys, obstacle courses, inflatable houses, climbing structures and tumbling mats.  Of course, the child must be accompanied by an adult, and the program should be limited to Quincy families. 

An indoor winter playground will provide a safe, fun, and affordable location for children across Quincy to burn some much-needed energy in the winter months. It will promote healthy activity and allow families to meet other families from around the city.  The winter playground will also introduce families to all of the great programs and activities the Quincy Recreation Department runs throughout the year.  While Toddler Town and the YMCA have activities Monday-Friday in the winter for this age group, we believe the City should provide an affordable option for all Quincy residents on Saturday mornings during the cold winter months. 

The Quincy Recreation Department seems open to considering adding a winter playground for December 2016.  Let's show the support and contact your local Ward Councillor, the Mayor's Office, and the Quincy Recreation Department to raise this issue so we can have a winter playground by December 2016! 

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