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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Runner-up: John Howell Park


801 Virginia Ave., 404-222-8244, www.atlanta-midtown.com


Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up
John Howell Park
869 Virginia Ave. N.E., 404-817-6744, www.atlanta-midtown.com

Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
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Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Across from Inman Park Middle School, JOHN HOWELL PARK features two playgrounds: one for tots and one for school-age kids. Though neither playground is particularly large, both age groups can find plenty to amuse themselves. Older kids can run across a wobbly bridge and crawl through tubes under much-covetedmore...
Across from Inman Park Middle School, JOHN HOWELL PARK features two playgrounds: one for tots and one for school-age kids. Though neither playground is particularly large, both age groups can find plenty to amuse themselves. Older kids can run across a wobbly bridge and crawl through tubes under much-coveted shade. The toddler set can run amok in a sandbox, experience bouncy rocking-horse-like rides, and find a fire engine suitable for climbing on, under and through. Best of all, high-tech rubberized flooring covers the entire playground, so if your kids fall you won’t feel as guilty. less...

Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
I have vague memories of my mother, in that green dress she was so fond of, pushing me on the swing in Chastain Park. I was only 2 or 3, and the details remain blurry, but I remember other kids' laughter, and I recall several slides and jungle gyms, and I can still smell the pungent chunks of bark thatmore...
I have vague memories of my mother, in that green dress she was so fond of, pushing me on the swing in Chastain Park. I was only 2 or 3, and the details remain blurry, but I remember other kids' laughter, and I recall several slides and jungle gyms, and I can still smell the pungent chunks of bark that covered the ground. But most of all, I remember being happy. less...

Best Playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
ESPNZone
Not all playgrounds are for kids. If you're looking for the best place to exercise your rambunction function, try the ESPNZone in Buckhead. This 35,000 sq. foot joint, with an entire floor of video games, virtual reality games and interactive attractions, is the perfect place to play. And several barsmore...
Not all playgrounds are for kids. If you're looking for the best place to exercise your rambunction function, try the ESPNZone in Buckhead. This 35,000 sq. foot joint, with an entire floor of video games, virtual reality games and interactive attractions, is the perfect place to play. And several bars really help make the video games interesting. less...

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