The Ramon Aponte Playground is not so much a playground as it is a hang out for professionals on lunch break in midtown. With only one dinky jungle gym and a desolate sprinkler area (this one hadn't been turned on in ages, the switch box was covered in dust and leaves, the playground is verging on pathetic. The girls and I still made the best of the space, turning the small jungle gym into our fairy fort. In order to "enter" you must fly around the fort three times and you MUST flap your wings or it doesn't count. We didn't mind the lunchbreak crowd until a few started smoking, then we grabbed our belongings and hopped to the next park.
• No Blindspots
• ALL Non-Kid Adults (Including Smokers)
What It's Got
• 1 Jungle Gym • 1 Slide • Firepole • Non-Working Sprinkler • Basketball Court • 2 Water Fountains • Trashcans • Hard-Rubber Tile (Peeling)/Pavement
What Parents/Nannies Should Know
• 1 Entrance • 60% Shade • Plenty of Benches • No Blindspots • ALL Non-Kid Adults (Including Smokers)
• The Intrepid Air and Space Museum
Ratings: (Out of 5)
"It's kinda small, but nice and quiet too."
"I like the twirly pole a lot a lot."