We have all spent too many months indoors, and we are ready to embrace the new normal. Now that the vaccine rollout has started to make this dream real, it is only normal to start planning for this summer’s family activities. And, while you might not be able to jump on a plane and enjoy life sunbathing at an exotic beach, you can still make the most of your time with your family. And, the local community and open community spaces are ready and equipped to provide all the fun and activities you need. So, when it comes down to creating a magical place for kids, families, and couples to enjoy, you can pitch the following ideas!
GREAT IDEAS FOR COMMUNITY SPACES
Gardening is a special activity that has so many benefits – especially for kids! Even if you don’t have a garden available outside your home, you can encourage the local council to invest in a community vegetable garden. This is a great way for you to spend time with your little ones outdoors while also learning all about planting and growing vegetables. Aside from teaching them patience and gratitude, gardening can bring fresh and delicious vegetables to your family table!
A Live Steam Locomotive
If you have always been in love with model trains, you can pass on this passion to your little ones with live steam, such as the one that you can find on the link here. These models are great for beautifying any open space, garden, or park. But they also provide entertainment to kids and adults alike! Encouraging your town to take on this initiative can enrich the neighborhood and ensure that your little ones will always have something magical to do on the weekends!
CREATE UNIQUE COMMUNITY SPACES
Create an Outdoor Cinema
If there is an open field or space that has not been in use for a while, it might be the right time to give it a new purpose and the perfect place for new community spaces. An outdoor or drive-in cinema is an excellent idea to relieve the magical experience that only a Sunday at the movies with your family can provide – and in total safety! This is one of the most affordable options for your town, can create extra jobs, and it is accessible by anybody!
All neighborhoods have at least a park or meadow with some space to use. Encouraging families and kids to spend time there and exercising outdoors is a great way to repurpose an unused space and promote a healthier lifestyle. Classes such as yoga for kids are extremely beneficial and allow them to enjoy some fresh air with their friends. All you need for this pitch is some space, a yoga teacher, and a mat!
Introduce Picnic Areas
The summer is on our doorstep and, while it will undoubtedly be different from any other, we can at least start thinking about picnics and BBQs. Make sure that your local area provides enough tables, chairs, toilets, and benches for every family to enjoy an entire day outdoors – without having to go home to find comfort! Providing picnic areas is a great way to promote the local economy and ensure that the most beautiful parts of the neighborhood are used to their full potential!
Now go out there and offer these ideas for new community spaces where you are!