EDITED 2017: This park is now all on wood chips. But I only updated half the pictures (the toddler area). Besides the wood chips, there are two new spring riders and that’s about it.
This park was ok. We visited on a hot day at around 2pm. There was no shade except for juuuuuuust a smidge on the big-kid climber. There are some beautiful large trees on the south edge, and according to Google street view there’s some good morning shade . In the picture gallery is a pic of one of the saplings that they’ve planted around the playground (I included my foot for scale 😉 ) So in roughly 35-40 years this will be a nicely shaded park.
We played a bit on the toddler climber from Landscape Structures, but like ALL the other Kirkland parks, the wall activity panels (including the gears panel and the hourglass panel) were broken. I’ll be over the moon if we ever find one that isn’t broken or burnt and melted! But, there are stairs, a tube slide, double slide, and a Cozy Climber arched ladder.
In the same area are a couple of new spring riders (a train and a pig!), the awesome ATV from Miracle Recreation, some baby swings and that’s about it.
We toddled over to the bigger-kid apparatus, also from Landscape Structures, and it was just all too high for him. Big kids will probably love all the climbing apparatus, the monkey bars, the Summit Climber mountain wall, the Wave Net horizontal ladder, the loop ladder, the Spider Web climber, and the Corkscrew ladder. Lots of ways to swing and climb! There’s also a stand-up spinner, a stand alone metal climber, and big-kid swings.
The park is fully fenced BUT with open gates. There are also quite a few benches and picnic tables under the big trees.
|Toddler park (2-5)||✓|
|Fenced toddler park|
|Big kid park (5-12)||✓|
|Big kid swings||✓|
|Reduced mobility swings|