Friday, November 4, 2011

McGuire Playground: rambly fun tucked away in Fairhill

Playground: McGuire
Location: Mascher St., just north of Lehigh Ave.
Date visited: 10/1/11

Equipment: 1 large rambly playset with many elements:
  • low jointed bridge and 3 short solid bridges
  • 4 metal slides = 1 medium straight, 1 high spiral, 2 small straight pairs
  • lots of climbing, including submarine-style tube climbing
  • monkey bars (6 feet up)
  • metal climbing rope net
  • a few low stools under the playset
  • fireman's pole
Used to be 6 swings, but all missing
Ages: 2-10
Surface: rubbery surrounded by blacktop
Shade(0-3): 0
Water: N
Other: handball court, basketball (hoops but no nets)
Access: (not posted)

Impressions: Jumble of platforms and ladders is appealing despite its Impressionistic patina of graffiti. Playground needs some attention (chunks of rubbery surface missing, some rust spots on equipment, missing swings), but we had a good time there on a cool fall morning and suspect others would too.
Overall rating: 7

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