The smaller of the Evelyn's Playground is a nice break from all the daredevil equipment is Evelyn #1. The classic jungle gym with cute, modern additions (note the butterfly fire pole in the above picture) is pleasant and less stressful. Lexi was not impressed, mostly because we came straight from the larger playground. Again, the hard-rubber tile is starting to curl around the edges and easy to trip over. The swings are separated from the rest of the park by a fence and some bushes, making it impossible to see one side of the park from the other. And again, no shade.
• No Shade • No Trashcans
What It's Got
• 1 Medium-Sized Jungle Gym • 3 Slides • Telescope • Baby Swings (Separate Fenced Area) • 1 Handicap Swing • Tunnel • Sandbox (With Workbench) • Frog Sculptures • Hard-Rubber Tile • 1 Picnic Table
What Parents/Nannies Should Know
• Two Entrances (One to the other playground) • Only blindspot is the swings • Benches surround the jungle gym • No Shade • Bathroom inside the park • Barnes and Noble also has a bathroom for adults with kids in the children's section
• Union Square Greenmarket (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) • Whole Foods • Cafe Medina (UES Mom says it has the best soup, plus lots of other kid friendly things. Thanks UES MOM!)
Ratings: (Out of 5)
"This is a park for kids, like Annie's age."
Annie: X 18
"I don't like the tunnel because it looks like a trap. But I like the driver's wheel."