Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Joyce Playground, also known as Priscilla Playground to locals (or so I'm told), is a bright, colorful playground that includes some fun twists on the typical equipment - especially for older kids - that I haven't seen at any other playground so far. The main playground section is fully enclosed, and outside there is a water play area with inground sprinklers, basketball courts, and some additional swings. It was decently shaded at 10 a.m., though I'm guessing it's the opposite in the afternoon.
I walked, so I can’t say for sure, but the parking situation seemed pretty grim – there are some patches of 2-hour parking on
Street about half a block from the playground, but
not much. If I read the signs on Union
Street correctly, that street is resident-only
parking on weekdays only, so your best bet might be to drive over on a Sunday.
If anyone has any alternative suggestions, please let me know in the comments!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Rabbi Joseph Shalom Shubow Park features a newly-renovated playground, set next to a grassy oasis of calm near the intersection of Comm Ave and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Set on three levels with gentle slopes between them, the playground features an older-kid section on the lowest level, swings on the middle level, and toddler equipment plus a sprinklers on the top. The ground is all soft foam, and there are several extremely comfortable built-in lounge chairs for adults (which also double as climbing equipment, of course).