42. Murphy Rec Center Playground

06 murphyCompared to some rec center playgrounds, this one is a little wanting.  But on its own, it’s just fine.  All the basic equipment is here and it’s far enough away from Oregon Ave, that you don’t feel like you’re in the middle of traffic.  There are two cool things about this playground: one, the extraordinary mural on the side of the rec center building featuring inspirational quotes from students describing their heroes, and two, the subtle beauty of a sidewalk that splits and goes around a tree.  You don’t understand what I’m saying?  I guess you have to see it to understand.

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Philadelphia Playground Project review (10/9/10)
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Visited: January 2013

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