58. Granahan Playground

Granahan Playground sits on a little hill and offers a surprising view of the Philadelphia skyline.  But that’s not the best part of the playground.  It has one of the largest connected structures with a bridge hat trick: a curved bridge, a straight bridge, and a bouncy bridge.  It has three pentagon structures with interior stairs and a dozen climbers.  It has rings, monkey bars (including 2 on the bottom of one of the bridges), and a chin up bar.  And that’s just the larger of the two structures.  Oddly for such an otherwise well-kept playground, half of the eight swings are missing.  There’s also a small sprayground, two hockey rinks (one appears to have been turned into a skate park, but there were no skaters when we visited), and lots of fields.  And it’s also home of the world famous Overbrook Monarchs!

Philadelphia Playground Project (reviewed on 5/19/12)
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Visited: November 2012

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