Location: B St at Olney
Date visited: Jun. 17, 2013
- Smaller fenced-in zone with fun "firetruck" jungle gym (with low monkey bars) and a low playset with a tube slide (empties even with the ground), 2 medium straight slides, climbing, "tic-tac-toe" critters, and 4 bucket swings
- Zone for bigger kids with 4 strap swings (1 missing) and a higher playset with six slides (including straight, bumpy, spiral and tube slides, all plastic) and lots of climbing options
Surface: rubbery amid blacktop
Other: basketball, baseball, and soccer fields; extra blacktop and grassy areas; colorful rec center with covered picnic area, swimming pool
Impressions: This playground is a bit faded and worn (with some loose trash and graffiti), but actually offers reasonable play options for younger frolickers, in a setting of wide grassy ball fields. Middle school across the street probably generates some weekday traffic, but lots of places for a shady picnic on the weekend. The thing this space most needs is more shade, and there are several grassy squares in the pavement offering places to start a tree-planting project.
Overall rating: 6