Location: Intersection of Torresdale and Cottman (SE corner)
Date visited: 10/6/12
Equipment: Several pieces tumbled together in a flowing zone:
- A giant rope climbing web (very widespread -- our nearly-5-year-old couldn't master it)
- A standard playset with two medium plastic slides, a curved stretch of monkey bars, a tall curved plastic slide, high hanging bar, etc.
- A smaller super-modern playset with high wide arches and various lower ropes to climb, a medium plastic slide, a lower curved hanging bars, and chimes
- A plastic climbing rock
- Two bucket and four strap swings
- A freestanding water sprayer (shaped like a huge crayon) with multidirectional sprayers
- A "memorial tot lot" that didn't seem to be anything
Other: Rec center with covered area, grassy areas, ball fields, chess tables, tennis, long paved paths through park
Access: not marked (dawn to dusk?)
Impressions: A fun and colorful play space tucked into the corner of otherwise busy roads, and which serves as the entry to grassy and wooded areas behind. Very well designed to squeeze a range of challenges into a small space, using a mix of traditional and "adventure" equipment. New plantings promise shade someday, but meantime worth a visit on a cooler day, with almost any age.
Overall rating: 8+