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Best of Deerfield: What Spot is Most Family Friendly?

Vote this week on which place in Deerfield is most family friendly. Patch will disclose the winner Friday.

What makes a place family friendly?

Is it how a business or public entity caters to children? Is it about making an experience a pleasure for an entire family?

The answer to this question will come from Patch’s readers as each of you have an opportunity to vote for your favorite family friendly place in Deerfield in the latest . Feel free to let us know why you think your choice is the right one.

book store has something for everyone. There are books for children and adults on many subjects. If you want to sit and read while there are plenty of chairs around. You can read to the kids.

has bowling activities for all ages. Whether it is a family occasion or a league, there is fun to be had. It is also the place the Deerfield High School bowling team calls home.

makes an effort to teach children and young people how to save and deal responsibly with money. They have regular programs for the kids.

The has its own children’s section as well as programs for adults and the entire family. The library will continue all of this when it temporarily moves for a year to complete its massive renovation.

provides all kinds of enrichment programs for children. People come to Starland from all over the North Shore for . They also transport the kids from school to Starland to make things easier on the parents.

Voting continues through 9 a.m. Friday. The winner will be published at noon Friday. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the place that receives the most comments.

Charlie March 05, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Jewett Park Community Center (and the entire Deerfield Park District).
Bringin' Down Briarwood March 05, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Write in candidacy ... Here's a second vote for the people at the park district and Jewett Park. The bank!?!?!?
Harry Steindler March 05, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Similar - Jewett Park, or my favorite - Maplewood Park - both great places to come out and watch DYBA softball and baseball players on a spring or summer day - we start around April 15th and continue throughout July. To me nothing beats taking your dog for a walk on a nice evening and watching the boys and girls having the times of their lives (Tied for second on my list - the other great parks - Mitchell, Woodland, Jaycee, Kipling, Shepard, Clavey, South Park, Walden - to watch the rest of our kids play ball!
RB March 06, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Farmers Market, hands down. Next, the 'bandshell' Sunday concerts in Mitchell Park. My least favorite? The horrible and dangerous parking and traffic pattern at Deerfield Square.
Steve Sadin March 06, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Great suggestions, everyone. We will feature family friendly places again within a month and your ideas will be among the options. We don't want to insert them in the middle of the poll. We want them all to have a fair chance to win.

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