Bassett-Spiers Park

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UPDATE 2017: The sand has all been changed to wood chips. I did NOT update the pictures.


This was our last playground in Kirkland to review and we didn’t end on a high note. I mean, it was OK, but like most other Kirkland parks, it has some broken bits and the toddler climber isn’t all that toddler-friendly. 
While my 2.5 year old was able to get up the metal ladder and the across and up the stepping stones, smaller guys aren’t going to be able to do much. Mine liked the ambulance panel and steering wheel with the paint covered window, and played with that for a bit while I checked out the terribly bad illustrations on the tic-tac-toe activity walls. These are perhaps the most laughable/bizarre caricatures I’ve seen in a kids’ playground. I think it was a Will Ferrell policeman and a Lionel Richie doctor!

There are a couple of old metal spring riders, a seen-better-days sand digger, a couple of big and baby swings, and a big-kid climber. 
Sigh. So the big climber from Landscape Structures has monkey bars and a metal corkscrew ladder. The rope ladder is broken and has some dangling caution tape, and the piece of plywood to stop kids from careening down is just kind of dangling there, also broken.  This has been fixed!

There are a couple of benches and a picnic table shoved over against a fence. Everything is on sand and while it is fenced, there are no gates. We parked on Rue de Saint Tropez as there’s no parking on Chemin Ste Marie.

Bonus is there’s a dep around the corner!

Feature
Toddler park (2-5)
Fenced toddler park
Baby swings
Big kid park (5-12)
Big kid swings
Parking lot
Street parking
Shade
Water fountain
Picnic tables
Benches
Seasonal Bathrooms
Green space
Soccer fields
Baseball field
Tennis courts
Basketball
Splash pad
Pool
Reduced mobility swings
Dep nearby

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