Mike Lanza

Playborhood water wayEverything was right in the neighborhood today at a book launch party for Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play hosted by Menlo Park author and father, Mike Lanza and Kepler’s, which is stocking the book. As people familiar with Mike’s family home — shared with wife Perla Ni and their three boys — the author has created an environment where kids can have fun outdoors with their friends. The book talks about his experience and gives examples or other innovative neighborhood play spaces around the country.

Today’s event featured some extra outdoor play things, which included a miniature waterway in the front yard made by Riveropolis and inflatable balls that kids could crawl in and then jump on the backyard in-ground trampoline for some rolling good fun!

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Menlo Park Playborhood hosts book launch party on April 29

Come to our Menlo Park Playborhood on Sunday, April 29, to help us celebrate the launch of Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play! I’ll tell parents some details about building Playborhoods, while kids can have tons of fun playing in our yard! We’ll serve some snacks and refreshments. Two launch parties are […]

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Mike Lanza: Hangin’ in the Playborhood

Mike Lanza, a serial entrepreneur with “way too many degrees from Stanford,” has stepped back from the start-up grind to, well, play. Raised in a Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) suburb, Mike reports that he went outside to play everyday and had a boyhood free of  play dates and other signs that today’s kids are over-scheduled, over-protected, and […]

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