Young children are full of energy. Parents want a safe place for children to play and expend some of their energy. The weather in Florida is mostly sunny, but sometimes it gets cold, chilly weather that requires indoor playtime for children. If the weather is sunny, playing outdoors is great and there are a lot of wonderful outdoor playgrounds to choose from. If the weather is not so great, or too hot to play outside, choosing an indoor, air-conditioned playground is the perfect venue for children to release their energy. .

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Play-In
2501 N.W. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 576-7604
play-inmiami.com

Play-In is an indoor, multi-sensory environment designed to allow children to play, stretch, feel, learn and grow alongside other children. The equipment at Play-In provides an opportunity for children to swing, jump, hang, build, glide and more. At Play-In, parents are encouraged to interact with their children during open play time. Play-In also offers programs in art, yoga, music, movement, theater, storytelling, and parent-child classes. Play-In hours and prices vary depending on the program children are signed up for.

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My Gym Aventura
17881 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33160
(305) 933-0496
www.mygym.com

My Gym Aventura is a facility designed to help children increase their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. The facility was developed specifically for children aged six-weeks through ten years. This gym even offers a ‘Parents Night Out’ program where parents can drop their children off and enjoy a night out. My Gym Aventura also has open play programs for children up to nine years of age. Parents must accompany children during the open play time.

Jump A Roos
Southland Mall
20505 S. Dixie Highway
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
(305) 238-5867
jumparoos.com

Children 12 years and younger can enjoy running, sliding, bouncing, hopping, jumping and leaping at Jump-A-Roos Family Entertainment Center. The center features inflatable obstacle courses, redemption games, slides, jumping games, and private party rooms for birthday parties and family gatherings. Free Wi-Fi, food, and refreshments are available at Jump-A-Roos. This facility is also equipped with video monitors and all guests are given matching I.D. bracelets to ensure the safety of all visitors attending Jump-A-Roos. Upon exiting the building, all I.D. bracelets are checked to ensure that the child truly belongs with the person taking them out of the facility.

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Coral Reef Park
7895 SW 152 Street
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
(305) 235-1593
www.palmettobay-fl.gov

Coral Reef Park spans over 50 acres. There are pinelands preserve areas, a meditation garden, tennis courts, walkways, and playgrounds. What makes this park unique is that it contains three distinct play areas for children. The toddler space is the newest addition to the park. Toddlers aged 6-23 months can enjoy the Tot’s Stock Car, Conifer Mazes, Toddle Rocker’s, and rolling around on the artificial grass. There is also a section specially designed for 2-5 year olds, and a third play area for 5 to 12 year old children. This gorgeous park even hosts outdoor movies for residents and visitors to enjoy throughout the year.

Evelyn Greer Park
8200 S.W. 124th St.
Pinecrest, FL
(305) 234-2110
http://pinecrest-fl.gov/index.aspx?page=108

Evelyn Greer Park is a ten-acre park that was named in honor of Pinecrest’s first mayor. This park has a tot lot, meeting rooms, baseball and soccer facilities, gazebos, two covered playgrounds, batting cages, and Wi-Fi. There is a concession stand for purchasing food and drinks as well as a vending machine with sunscreen in case visitors forget to bring some. Evelyn Greer Park is well-maintained; the facilities are clean and well-stocked. The park hours vary so be sure to plan your visit accordingly.

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Katherine Bostick is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com

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