St. Nicholas Park South seems to be the neighborhood hang out for kids and adults alike. We went around lunchtime and there were a lot of families unpacking coolers full of food. The girls had a lot of fun because unlike the last playground (the terribly dirty St. Nicholas North) there were other children here to play with. I especially liked the colorful hopscotch board (is that what you call it?). Annie and I had a good time throwing a penny on a number and then hopping over the spaces. We even tried hopscotching backwards! My biggest problem with this park is the litter. Although not nearly as bad as other playgrounds, I still strongly disapprove when I see Smirnoff Ice caps next to the swings.
• Hopscotch • Wide Open Space
• Some Litter • Multiple Entrances
What It’s Got
• Jungle Gym • 1 Slide • Monkey Bars • Firepole • Shower Sprinkler • 2 Hopscotch • 8 Baby Swings • 6 Swings • Trashcans • Hard-Rubber Tile/Pavement
What Parents/Nannies Should Know
• Multiple Entrances • Only the swings are shaded • Bathrooms inside park (**Bathrooms have no doors) • Benches around edges • Some Litter
Ratings: (out of 5)
"What kind of bathrooms don't have doors??"
"Hopscotchin' is fun because you hop with one foot and then the other."