Saturday, November 26, 2011

Looks better from a distance: Suffolk Park playground

Playground: Suffolk Park
Location: open block park -- play equipment closest to Lindbergh Blvd. (but need to park on smaller streets off of 74th)
Date visited: 11/6/11

Equipment: A little gathering of pieces:
  • One medium (4-foot) metal arched ladder/monkey bars piece
  • A medium playset with a 4-foot platform, misc. climbing, fireman's pole, straight metal slide, monkey bars, and two hanging bars
  • Another medium/small playset with easier climbing and two straight metal slides
  • A swingset with all 6 swings missing
material: modern resin & metal; scale: small
Ages: 1-8
Surface: rubbery around equipment; grass elsewhere
Shade(0-3): 1
Water: N
Other: baseball, soccer/football field, lots of grass!
Access: unfenced (dawn to dusk?)

Impressions: Underloved playground with ok equipment but jarringly absent swings, torn surfacing, and large trash pieces lying around. Big grassy fields are appealing; it's sandwiched beween a small quiet neighborhood and a busy strip-mallish flurry. An ok place for a "play snack" if errands take you this way, but nothing to go out of your way for!
Overall rating: 5

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