53. West Poplar Recreation Center

This playground, tucked in the middle of an unassuming block has two things that are amazing.  First, there’s the two-story tall old school steel swirly slide.  Zora just looked at the slide and shook her head and backed away when she saw it.  So I showed her how to ride it.  We haven’t seen anything like this in the 75 other playgrounds that we’ve visited this year.  Second, there’s an adorable stage on the north side with trees painted as a backdrop.  I have no idea whether this neighborhood uses this small performance space, but if we had one of these in my West Philly neighborhood, I would be tempted to put on all kinds of performances on this stage.

Philadelphia Playground Project review (11/18/2009)
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Visited: November 2012

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