Monday, June 17, 2013

Jerome Brown playground: bounty of fun in Nicetown

Playground: Jerome Brown playground
Location: 20th and Ontario
Date visited: 3/17/13

  • low playset: solid meandering bridge, low metal slide, low-angle climbing wall, metal rope net for climbing
  • high playset: vertical climbing wall (2 types), circle of monkey bars, zip lines, single and double metal slides
  • four strap and two bucket swings
  • free-standing modern bar teeter-totter (half-broken)
  • free-standing set of 3 fireman's poles w/arched ladders
Ages: 1.5-11
Surface: rubbery
Shade(0-3): 2
Water: N
Other: basketball court, grassy hill, extra blacktop, square and regular picnic tables, colorful decorated rec center, Septa and Amtrak trains run right next
Access: 6 AM-10 PM

Impressions: Recently renovated playground makes good use of a small space with a variety of challenges for all ages.  Looks likely to be shady and cool in summer, nice neighborhood setting, and the occasional passing train is fun to watch
Overall rating: 8 (maybe 9?)

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