Forever young, reliving childhood memories, acting like a big kid again— all becoming a lucrative industry. Who doesn't feel the desire from time to time to regress, to be flying again down that slip n' slide you rode back in the day?
A couple thousand Denverites made their nostalgic dreams a reality at The Urban Slide, the 1000 foot slip n' slide found on Wazee and Park Avenue June 27 and 28. The slide was equip with misters and hoses that spray you along the way, soaked volunteers pushing you down the slope, and a ton of tubes.
This hill was steep. I'm talking, get up as soon as your ride stops at the bottom of the slide because more likely than not, someone is coming in hot right behind you. A few people got hit by the fast tubers coming in at the bottom, but they walked it off in time to ride again.
The line spanned the entire slide for the entire weekend it was in the Coors Field lot. Hidden at the end of the lot that welcomed the Denver Flea during the same two days, the Urban Slide was not cheap. It costs $20 for one ride, $30 for three, and $40 for unlimited rides. After two hours, and waiting in line about 30 minutes each ride, the three ride wristband ended up being enough to wipe out even the most seasoned of sliders.
Take a walk down memory lane with more Urban Slide photos below: Lindsey Bartlett is a Denver native, writer, photographer, feminist, and lover of street-art and selfies. Creep it real on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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