Ohhhhkay, we're back. This is from the 28th....last Friday. We had a playdate at one park, and then a make-up only-us playdate at the one right by our house...to make up for the first one. =)
So, Park #3!
Woodcrest Park in a neighborhood in Haddonfield
Surface: older mulch with lots of dirt Baby swings: yes Shade: minimal Sight-lines: clear
Fenced: yes, with gate Seating: yes, picnic tables and one bench Restrooms: nope Material: plastic and metal Ages: 1-5
This is clearly a neighborhood park, and as such it's actually pretty cool. My girls are getting spoiled by all the great playgrounds near us, so we weren't super impressed! The structures are cool but for younger kids and that rad-looking rocking airplane was FULL of water, and I mean up to the top, scary full. Ew. The sand pit could be totally fun because of the millions of dump trucks in there and the shade, but it was a pretty sticky day, so we steered clear. No restrooms makes this a tough park for a long visit (we actually had to leave after about 15 minutes because someone had to go). With it being 10 miles from our house (and with that now being a "long" way, haha), we probably won't be back. Nice try, though!
Moving on! Park #4!
Located right behind Westampton Friends, by lots of athletic fields
Surface: mulch Baby swings: no Shade: none Sight-lines: clear Fenced: no
Seating: two benches Restrooms: at concession stand nearby Material: plastic and plastic that looks like wood Ages: mixed
Clearly intended for bored siblings of young athletes, this playground looked really simple from the road but actually has some really cool and challenging stuff on it! My girls LOVED it. There are chimes (seen in the picture above) and huge monkey bars, lots of climbing things...it's great. It does have those horrible spinny things I hate because without fail someone ends up going too fast and flying off, but other than that and a complete lack of shade (not a big deal on a rainy day), it was cool. We liked it and we'll def be back, especially since it's only a couple of miles from the house. Yay!