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Five Awesome Park Reviews, plus Giveaway Update!

Wow, since announcing our Lego Pirates of the Caribbean giveaway, we've seen some amazing knowledge sharing going on! Here are just a few examples of the great reviews we've seen:

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End of April Giveaway

Tell your friends! In case you needed an extra incentive to share your opinions with the ParkGrades community, ParkGrades.com is giving away a brand new, fun for kids of all ages, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge:

                   Win a Pirates of the Caribbean Lego ship!

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Quick Guide to Parks in Seattle

             By BlueCanoe (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Family-Friendly Easter Weekend Fun in Phoenix!

For the latest happenings in Phoenix, visit our curated events page!

Wow, Easter Weekend is Hopping in Phoenix!

The fun kicks off  on Friday at 7:30PM, with Stargazing for Everyone at Cave Creek Regional Park

Even better, there's more stargazing at Lake Pleasant on Saturday at 7:00PM!

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Dallas-Fort Worth, Home of the Egg-Stravaganza

For all the latest family-friendly events in the DFW Metroplex, check out our curated Events Page!

Four Easter Egg Hunts in the Metroplex this coming Saturday, and they're all called "Egg-Stravaganzas" --

Five Austin Easter Egg Hunts!

For all the latest family-friendly events in and around Austin, check out our Events Page!

Wow, we've found FIVE family-friendly Easter Egg Hunt events in Austin!

Thursday at 8PM, head over to Old Settlers Park in Round Rock for the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt!

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Quick Guide to Knoxville Parks

Moving to Knoxville? Doing research in Oak Ridge? Or just visiting beautiful eastern Tennesee?

National Geographic's Top 10 Underappreciated National Parks

Next week is National Park Week, with free admission to the National Park System from Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 24. National Geographic just listed their "Top 10 Underrated National Parks": 

Easy Sudoku Giveaway!

We just got our hands on some super-fun educational activity books for younger children: Easy Sudoku Sticker Puzzles featuring the characters of Nick Jr.'s Go Diego Go! and The Backyardigans!

These books encourage problem-solving and logical thinking, and we're giving them away!

Just be one of the first 5 people to review 3 parks (or museums, or beaches), and we'll send an Easy Sudoku Sticker activity book your way!

Quick Guide to Parks in Oklahoma City

Looking for the best park in Edmond? Back in Norman for a Sooners game? Moving to Moore?

Bluebonnets, Government, and Canadian Graffiti

A quick round-up of park-related news:

Wondering where you can see bluebonnets in Austin? LiveMom.com has you covered! (Hint: you could do worse than the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)

Who Wants to Win a DVD?

At ParkGrades.com, we think taking the children in your life to a park is one of the most fulfilling things you can do. That's why we created this site!

But sometimes, the weather doesn't cooperate. For those times, it's hard to argue with a quality family-friendly movie. So for those rainy (or snowy, or super-hot) days, we're giving away 5 family-friendly DVDs, from Snow White to Wall*E to The Backyardigans.

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Quick Guide to Parks in Northwest Arkansas

Studying in Fayetteville? Revamping retail in Bentonville or Rogers? Moving to Springdale?

Whether you're new to town or a long-time resident, with our Quick Guide to Parks in Northwest Arkansas, it's easier than ever to find the perfect park for you. Just click a link below to find a...

Quick Guide to Colorado Springs Parks

With our Quick Guide, it's easier than ever to find the perfect park for you in Colorado Springs. Whether you're new to town or a long-time resident, just click a link below to find a...

Quick Guide to Boise Parks

Just moved to the Boise area? Long-time resident looking to find the perfect park? Or only visiting the Treasure Valley and want to find a dog park or a playground? With our Quick Guide to Boise Parks, it's easier than ever to find what you're looking for. Just click a link below to find a...

Quick Guide to Charlotte Parks

Looking for the perfect park in the Charlotte metro area? With our Quick Guide, it's easier than ever to find what you're looking for. Just click a link below to find a...

Learning to Read, Playing in Streams: Two Cents with Lynn Kertell of Bob Books!

Every week, we invite interesting people from all walks of life to share their "Two Cents," a quick question-and-answer format we think you'll enjoy!