Parent Pulse: City Funds Diaper Changing Stations

Jim Fischer
Columbus Parent
A troll from the Kingdom Quest ride at Legoland Discovery Center Columbus

Lego fans, rejoice: The buildout of one of Central Ohio's most-anticipated family attractions is complete. The grand opening for Legoland Discovery Center Columbus was held Sept. 28.

LDC Columbus boasts 10 play zones, including Duplo and Soft Play areas for younger children, Master Model Builder classes, a vehicle test track, 4D cinema, party room, café, store and a Miniland Ohio, with Lego re-creations of landmarks from Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Look for Halloween-themed Brick Or Treat events on upcoming weekends.

For a peek at the attraction as well as a grand opening slideshow and video, go

Almost 100 small businesses are better-suited to change than they were before a recent initiative by Columbus City Council.

Actually it's not so much the businesses changing as it is the diapers of their customers' young children. Responding to residents' concerns, Council created adiaper changing station grant program. Businesses and other organizations within city limits with 50 or fewer employees were eligible to apply. The stations also are being installed in Columbus recreation centers.

“Parent Pulse” readers may recall a recent mention of a joint program of the Ohio Machine professional lacrosse team and the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department that's aimed at keeping local youth active. TheColumbus Blue Jackets Foundation has grants with a similar goal.

Among more than $1 million awarded by the foundation in 2016 was $400,000 given to CRP for the construction of eight Blue Jackets-themed playgrounds in the city over four years. The department announced in August that construction on two of those playgrounds, at Barnett and Woodward Park, will be completed by the foundation this year.

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