Monday, July 18, 2011

Imagination Playground

Burling Slip, Between Front St and John St

That famous Imagination Playground.  If you live in New York City you've probably heard of it.  Even if you don't live in the city, there's a chance you know what it is.  Designed by artist David Rockwell and costing a whopping $7.4 million, the state-of-the-art playground is the "play of the future."  However, I'm still scratching my head at 7.4 million dollars.  I don't understand how a slide or some sand can cost so much.  That being said, the equipment and staff (yes, this playground has staff) are both above par.  I'm just not sure if it's worth the trip downtown.  One thing I really liked about the park is the "surprise" sprinklers.  The girls and I laughed so hard when a dripping faucet because a jet stream and soaked our swimsuits.

• Giant sandpit • Foam building blocks • Playground Staff • Bathrooms inside the playground

The is close to zero shade.  Even so close to the water, the playground becomes baking hot. Also, the water section is remarkably small for such a large space.

What It's Got
• Sprinklers • Baby Pool • 2 Forts • Massive Sandbox • Slide • Hammocks • Trashcans

What Parents/Nannies Should Know
• No Shade
• No blindspots
• Not enough shade
• Sprinklers may spout more water than they appear!

In the Area 
Right next to the South St Seaport.  For $10 (children under 2 or free) you can board an old ship or grab a quick meal at one of the many restaurants.  Also close by is the Police Museum, a hidden gem amongst "kid friendly" museums.  

Ratings (Out of 5)



Annie:   X 28

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