Coming in from the Washington Ave entrance, you are first met with a shady park area with plenty of benches and tables. Directly behind this is a huge, fenced in water oasis (okay maybe not quite an oasis compared to pier 6 - we'll cover that soon - but still pretty cool). It's just an enclosed area with 6 or so sprinklers on the perimeter but there is plenty or room to run, dance, splash and play through the summer months.
Down the steps on the south side of the park are two large play areas. The smaller one on the right features a structure that includes two tunnels (with holes to pay peek-a-boo in), colorful spinning blocks, two slides and a steering wheel.
On the other side is a large area with two different structures. These feature double slides, curved climbing ladders, a spiral slide, bridges, ramps, an elevated swinging balance beam, monkey bars, tic tac toe, swinging ladders, a fireman's pole and more. There are also benches along most of the perimeter of this area, which are mostly in the shade. The majority of the playground equipment is mostly in the sun though.
I am really glad that we were finally able to visit this playground and although I'm not sure that it's perfect, I can't think of too much that I would change about it... so I think it may just be our first A +.
This warm weather has been bringing out a variety of lovely butterflies, so "butterfly" is our featured sign this week. It's a really fun one for kids to practice because it is such an active an life-like sign... great for all kind of imaginary play about being a butterfly!