Location: E. Chelten Ave near Ardleigh Ave.
Date visited: 5/14/13
- Small play-set = 2 small straight metal slides, mesh tunnel, 2 sets of steps, ladder, shop counter
- Another small play-set = small straight metal slide, 2 small ladders, step ladder, pair of connected megaphones (which actually work!)
- 4 strap swings, 4 bucket swings
Surface: rubberized around play-sets
Other: 2 baseball fields, recreation center, basketball court
Access: Gated (so presumably subject to rec center hours)
Impressions: Decent equipment for smaller kids, and all in pretty good shape as well. Setting is pleasant, being inside a block-sized set of fields. But there's too little here to hold the interest of older kids, and even for smaller kids, it's really only a snack -- nice to have two play-sets for their age range, but neither is as extensive as the typical Philadelphia play-set. The recreation center looks like a substantial one, so would seem natural to have a bit more extensive playground partnered with it.
Overall rating: 5 (for younger kids; not recommended for bigger kids)