Jun 30

160. Palmer Playground

57 tbdThe sign may be tagged, but otherwise this is a beautiful playground, set back from busy Comly Road and includes a great running field.  There’s a cool sculpture of a dancing family as you come in and two tunnels under the walkway ramp that you can crawl in or hide from your friends in.  There’s also a seal and a turtle that may or may not be a sprayground.  Zora tried to teach me–or re-teach me as I had played long ago–four square, but without a ball, it was a difficult task.
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Visited: June 2015

Aug 28

96. Weinberg Park

weinbergThis pocket park is just north of Mifflin Square.  It has a few benches to sit on and a long triangle of grass.  But what got my attention were the two turtles and one seal statute.  How cute!  I thought, as Zora and I pulled up to the park.  But moments later, I saw that all three had been decapitated.  Man, South Philly.  It’s a rough place.


Philly Playground Project (not yet reviewed)

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Visited: August 2013

May 10

93. Sacks Playground

17 sacksWe visited Sacks Playground on a sunny but cold Saturday afternoon.  Zora loved the climbing walls.  She hasn’t always been a big fan of climbing so it’s fun to see her enjoy new playground equipment.  It looks like this playground is missing a raised tunnel which has been blocked off by two green pieces of oval plywood.  Otherwise, the spot is in great shape.  And there are 3-4 small painted wood murals which brighten up the place and reflect the neighborhood pride that someone(s) apparently feel for this cute little spot.

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Philadelphia Playground Project (visited 7/25/10)

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