Why airport play spaces are so poorly publicized, I have no idea, but more often than not, parents simply have to stumble upon them (if they’re lucky). Sarah of Musings of Mother Hood was one of those lucky few while enduring a three-hour layover at Salt Lake City International Airport with her baby. God bless the Salt Lake City airport,â€ she wrote. â€œThis little play area was right outside our gate and I honestly don’t know that we would all have made it through three of the longest hours of our lives without it.
In fact, Salt Lake City International has three play spaces, although you’d never know it by browsing their website maps. They’re located on Concourses A, B, and E, one of which doubles as an arts-and-crafts corner, providing easels and chalkboards. The others, such as the one Sarah encountered, feature plastic foam cars and airplanes, plastic play structures, and even a fairy tale playhouse.
Date last visited: March 2009
Hours and Admission Prices: Free. Open 24 hours, non-staffed.
Food Services: The usual airport fare is located nearby each play space, including Krispy Kreme, California Pizza Kitchen, and Burger King.
Airport Maps: http://www.slcairport.com/airport_maps.html
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