Location: Howard & Berks (SW corner)
Date visited: 5/29/11
Equipment: Several pieces in one medium play zone:
- Lower playset (3-4 foot platforms) is unusually big, with lots of climbing of varying difficulty, one plastic curved slide and one straight metal slide, short fireman's pole, and monkey bars.
- Several "hobby horse" animals, very stiff
- Swings -- 4 strap and 2 bucket (one missing)
- Higher playset (5-6 foot platforms) with many climbing ladders and one tall straight metal ladder
Surface: rubbery around equipment (some holes under monkey bars) and blacktop elsewhere
Other: baketball rec center with bright abstract mural, handball courts, extra blacktop
Access: open (dawn to dusk)
Impressions: Decent equipment, but covered with graffitti and surrounded by loose trash -- the feeling is dingy even though everything is in functional shape and our 3-year-old had a good time. Faced mostly by the back sides of residential buildings (so it feels more industrial than it is); we enjoyed the crowing of a rooster from a nearby yard.
Overall rating: 6-7