CHICAGO — If you're officially too big for store-bought slip-n-slides but miss the childhood summer staple, you might want to head to Cricket Hill on Montrose Beach on July 30.
An organization dedicated to bringing massive slip-and-slides to cities across the country is coming to Cricket Hill on Montrose Beach, lining up three 300-foot slides on the hill. And unlike the children's slip-n-slide you probably broke already this summer, these slides "got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers," Slide the City says on its website.
"Slide the City is that humble backyard vinyl’s big sister, all dressed up for an urban block party," the Utah-based organization says on its website. "We bring 1,000 feet of slick inflated vinyl (the biggest of its kind!) to your city streets, with live music, entertainment, and local vendors."
Watch some slides in other cities:
For the fascinating story of how the original slip-n-slide was invented by a California boat upholstery maker and his son, click here.
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