Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Abraham Lincoln Playground




The girls and I ran into this park in search of another.  The first thing we all noticed was the swimming pool inside the playground (in it's own gated area).  It was really hot that day and the girls begged to jump in the water but I didn't bring the pool lock and besides, the little city swimming pools give me the heebie-jeebies.  There's just not enough room for a lot of people.  Once they got over the disappointment of no swimming pool the girls took up shop on the monkey bars (as usual).  The playground is clean and large, but ultimately out of the way.  Surrounded by a hospital, government houses, and the East River, the playground is too isolated from other things to do for me to make this a usual destination.  However, if you live in the neighborhood this playground is a great place to bring your scooter and spend the afternoon. 


Highlights
• Multi-Level Monkey Bars 


Lowlights
• Out of the way • Some Non-Kid Adults

What It's Got
6 Baby Swings • 2 Jungle Gyms (1 Big, 1 Tots) • 5 Slides • Monkey Bars (Small and Medium)  • 2 Gymnast Rings • 2 Tic Tac Toe • Shower Sprinklers • Chess Tables • Working Water Fountain • Trashcans • Hard-Rubber Tile 

What Parents/Nannies Should Know
Bathrooms Inside Gates • All Shade • 1 Entrance 

Nearby
• Pool (Inside the Gate) 

Rating: (out of 5)

Sarah: 

Lexi: 
"You know me, I love the monkey bars.  But this place is just okay."

Annie:  X 18
"The sprinklers got me soakin!"








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  1. It was really hot that day and the girls begged to jump in the water but I didn't bring the pool lock and besides,

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