Nothing says summer like rocketing yourself down 1000-feet of water logged vinyl and though a handful of downtown city blocks. Slide the City is invading cities across America and Canada this summer, starting June 3rd!
For a few years now, Slide the City has been helping cool down the overheating masses with their awesome, gigantic slip-and-slide that spans… wait for it, the length of over 3 football fields. In other words, you and your friends are going to get to propel yourselves like a tiny human cannonball down some of the steepest streets this summer! Don’t worry, because unlike that half-rigged slip-and-slide you set up in your backyard as a kid, this one’s totally safe.
The big green slide’s been busy solving the summer heat problem in cities like Toronto, Salt Lake, West Palm Beach, and pretty much anywhere else that you can imagine.
A few years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan the world’s largest inflatable water slide was built in the heart of downtown. At 500ft, this thing was ginormous! It’s an inflatable water slide that cost about $30,000, it was totally safe and approved for public use by the city council. And best of all, it was totally free to use! It was almost two football fields in length, and includes a 10-foot drop.
Here’s where to find the Slide The City that’s nearest to you this summer (just click on the city name to register for your rides):
Reno – 6/3/2017
Norfolk – 7/1/2017
Daybreak – 7/8/2017
Atlanta – 7/15/2017
Niagara Falls – 7/15/2017
Goshen – 8/5/2017
Chisholm – 8/5/2017
Salt Lake City – 8/12/2017
North Vancouver – 8/12/2017
North Vancouver – 8/13/2017
Mandan – 8/26/2017
Across the pond, Gizmodo reports on British artist Luke Jerram who has plans for a 90-meter long slip ‘n slide! His plan is to lay it down Bristol’s high street. The public campaign is called Park and Slide and it’s intended to become a part of the local city council’s Make Sunday Special, which encourages citizens to have a fun, car-free day.