Where: One mile south of Windsor Road, between Curtis and Staley roads (map).
Hours and Cost: The FCC indoor playground and track is free and open to the public at the following times: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As of Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, closed on Fridays. Check the website for holiday closures.
First Christian Church is currently not taking bookings for private parties
Good For: Anyone!
Amy’s Take: I love love love this playground. Really, it has been a lifesaver on so many occasions for us when it was too hot or too cold to play outside, not to mention the fact that I’m not really a lover of outdoor parks where my preschooler can get loose from me — he’s a runner, that one. The FCC indoor playground/track isn’t just any ordinary playground, either. There are street scenes (with a Christian theme, just FYI) that include a three-dimensional fire truck that your little boy or girl will absolutely love, trust me. And the “clouds” that hang from the ceiling are pretty cool, too.
The equipment is friendly for all ages, and there is enough room for runners, sitters, crawlers and even babies who can’t do any of those things just yet. There are tables where you can stash your stuff (we like to bring a bag of dolls and trucks to play with), hang out and eat lunch. Go with your mom-friends and you can have a playdate that lets you chat while the kids shake their sillies out, without having to clean your house afterwards.
Bonus: Free wifi! You can also get some work in, if you need to.
The indoor track is wonderful for any mom who wants to get a workout in but doesn’t have time to go to the gym. You can take your stroller or put your wee one in a sling and get walking. Or, you can walk while your kids play and you can see them at all times. Win-win!
There are only two things about the FCC indoor playground/track that I don’t like. It gets wicked crowded on school holidays (of course) and it also features an old-fashioned playground carousel, which I refer to as the Toy of Death. But, my kids would say that’s because I’m a fun-sucker. You may love it!
The facility is completely free and we are so lucky that the FCC community is generous enough to share their space with us.
Tell us why you love the “inside park”!