Thursday, July 7, 2011

Like playing in somebody's back yard: Coxe Park

Playground: Coxe Park
Location: Cherry betwen 21st and 22nd (on a little pedestrian streetway)
Date visited: 7/2/11

Equipment: A few small pieces near one another:
  • A tall spiral slide (ladder requires some bravery/oversight) of painted metal
  • A teeter-totter with hobby horse seats on each end -- usable by one or two riders
  • A metal jungle gym including monkey bars and 2 fireman's poles
  • A cement dolphin that can be climbed on
  • Swings -- 5 bucket with older-style chain lap-belts
material: mostly metal; scale of space: quite small
Ages: 1-7
Surface: rubbery around equipment; cement elsewhere
Shade(0-3): 3
Water: N
Other: nearby but separate fenced area with benches, closed street could be good for bikes or skateboards
Access: open street (but 20 feet from people's windows, so not too late)

Impressions: Cute little neighborhood nook shaded by mature treed and faced by a row of neat townhouses. Sort of a snack as playgrounds go, but might provide a brief diversion amid errands nearby, and shady benches would be nice for lunch, a snack, or a quick book.
Overall rating: 7 for cuteness, but 5 for offerings

1 comment:

  1. I think someone told me that this playground is slated for new equipment soon. The large slide in the center can be dangerous, my son once flipped head-first about halfway down when he was little. I caught him by the ankle before he reached the bottom. I don't know that he's attempted it since.