J loves being outside, however with winter coming, we needed somewhere where he could play, but not get wet. AND have a solutions so he wouldn't run and play in the rain, since the child is obsessed with showers.
What I am hoping to avoid throughout winter...
Grandpa very kindly bought some foam interlocking mats to go on the floor of the car-port -- which J promptly tried to play his swimming game of 'jelly on a plate' . Doesn't work as well on concrete as it does in a pool.
After I got those down, I brought around his swing/slide set and popped that into the space. We need some more mats, but over-all, the space seems to work. And will be better once I get the saleable stuff on the move.