Giant 1,000-Foot Slip ‘N Slide Coming to Philly This Summer


Slide in the City

Slide the City

I don’t have a ton of details on this yet, but I couldn’t resist getting you to think about summer (again) on this cold, bitter, frigid winter Friday in January. So I present you with this fun nugget of info: The folks at Slide the City, who also seem to be affiliated with the Color Me Rad 5K, appear to be working on bringing a giant 1,000-foot Slip ‘N Slide to Philly this summer.

Right now, all we’ve got is a placeholder page with some pretty bare-bones information and a promise that more info on the Philly event is “coming soon.” But from the event’s About section, we get this big ol’ tease:

Summer time is upon us, and we are bringing 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten your city streets. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves and slick slides. Did we mention 1000 feet? Yeah, that’s over 3 football fields.

…Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, we’ve got it padded. This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.

Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked.

Once registration goes live, participants will be able to sign up for passes that entitle them to a single ride on the slide (starts at $15 for early birds), three rides on the slide ($30 for early birds), or unlimited rides ($50 for early birds). The packages also come with things like water guns, t-shirts, inner tubes and more.

I have no clue yet where in the city they’re going to put this, but wouldn’t it be freaking awesome if this thing ran straight down the Ben Franklin Parkway? Like, start at the top of the Rocky Steps, take a running start for speed, then sail right on down the Parkway. (I’m going to ignore the fact that there’s a giant monument in the way. Hey, it’s my fantasy.) More likely they’ll probably stick it out by the Please Touch Museum or something, but a girl can dream.

As of now, Slide the City is collecting email addresses to dispatch further info when it’s available; you can sign up here. Meantime, check out photos of the happy, warm, bathing suit-clad people from other Slide the City events and start dreaming right along with me.



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