Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ruppert Playground

Ruppert Playground is the place to be on the Upper East Side.  This playground is crawling with child and their caregivers.  Lots of kids means lots of playmates, but it also means little bench room and lots of chaos.  The playground area is elevated from the rest of the park but there is no clear entrance to the kids' area.  I had to talk to Annie and Lexi about running out of sight because there were plenty of places for them to do so.  For the amount of people going to the park I don't think it's that big of a deal.  The biggest attraction is the shade and the connecting car-less 91st street.  The girls and I went to the blocked off street and race tennis balls down the hill.  We were worn out in minutes.  

• Connecting Car-less Street (91st) 

• Noise from Construction • Different Levels

What It's Got
• Circle of Spray Sprinklers • 2 Jungle Gyms (Both Smaller) • 5 Slides • Chess Tables • Driver Wheels • Trashcans • Elevated Play Are • Hard-Rubber Tile/Pavement

What Parents/Nannies Should Know
• Many Entrances • Multiple Levels • Benches Around Edges, But Not Enough • Well-Shaded (90%) • Lots of Blindspots • Crowded • Non-Kid Adults


BAE • Dunkin Donuts • Delizia Pizza

Ratings: (Out of 5)


"It's nice and shady here which is good because you forgot our hats."

Annie:  X 28 
"I drew the biggest rainbow and used lots of colors but now we have no more chalk."

1 comment:

  1. This playground is crawling with child and their caregivers.