Playground: nook on Lawrence St.
Location: 856 Lawrence St. (between Brown St. and Poplar St.)
Date visited: 4/27/13
Equipment: one playset with platforms connected by two bridges, two small slides, four ladders (including a wide rope ladder), high hanging bar, plus a shop counter and walk-through hole.
Surface: rubbery carpet over almost whole space
Shade(0-3): 1 (shadow of neighboring rowhouse)
Other: Basketball 1/2-court, benches
Access: has a closable gate, no posted hours (was open for 11 AM Saturday visit)
Impressions: Cute small space carved out from a double-wide lot between rowhouses. Well-maintained neighborhood space; equipment is not extensive, but is in good shape, and the ambiance is particularly nice, with a mix of isolated trees, a flowerbed, and a small wooded area. Bonus: it's a perfect pairing with Honey's Sit 'n' Eat (just a couple blocks away!)
Overall rating: 7 (hard to compare to others; aesthetically appealing but not a full-scale playground like most of the rest)