Sunday, June 16, 2013

A mini-playground nestled between rowhouses in Northern Liberties

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.

Ages: 2-6
Surface: rubbery carpet over almost whole space
Shade(0-3): 1 (shadow of neighboring rowhouse)
Water: N
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)

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