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Coolest Places to Slip & Slide

07/06/2016 08:22AM ● Published by Nancy Babin

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Coolest Places to Slip and Slide

Slide the City

59 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT

Can you think of a better way to kick off summer than sliding down 1000 feet of slick vinyl? Slide the City exists to make that happen! By turning the streets of your local city into a giant waterpark there is enough fun to go around for the whole family.  Throughout various cities, you’ll find cushioned slides in football-field lengths where you can bring your own tube or float and slide away all day. People go crazy over this! From air mattresses to inflatable sea turtles and inner tubes, there is plenty of room to be creative with how you choose to slide. 

 The phenomenon recently came to not one but two of our local areas—Pensacola and Tallahassee. Sliding down Palafox Street in Pensacola and Madison Street in Tallahassee, college students, families, young adults, and children alike attended each event to make it a huge success! Last year in Pensacola the Gulf Coast Kid’s House partnered with Slide the City to benefit the private non-profit, raising money through food sales and donating money.

 All while having fun, Slide the City is advocating for the environment by supporting water sustainability. The slide is designed to recirculate the 7,000-12,000 gallons of water used in a day to keep water use as minimal as possible. After each event the water is recycled back into the community through locations dependent upon the city such as parks and treatment plants. Have a blast and know that you’re protecting the environment in a smart way!

 If you don’t feel like sliding there is plenty of entertainment from live music and food vendors to keep you occupied! Purchase a single, triple, or ultimate slider pass. Put the biggest block party of the year on your bucket list for next spring and stay tuned to the website to see when Slide the City is returning to the Emerald Coast or your hometown.

Cool factors: Slide party for all ages, travels all over the nation

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