Sunday, May 27, 2018

Bohrer Park, South County

Photo Credit: Affton-Shrewsbury Patch
Location: 5705 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63123

Amenities: playground, picnic shelter, trails, sprayground, restroom, ball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe pits

Website: http://www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/ParkPages/Bohrer

Playground ground cover: poured rubber

This playground is brand new as of 2018. The old playground desperately needed to be replaced and this new one is awesome! They got rid of the dreaded pea gravel with poured rubber. They also added an expression swing and a zipline!



 There is just playground equipment spread out everywhere, not the usual one for bigs and one for littles configuration. They have a small slide, a spinning seat, a rope climber, a rock wall climber, zip line, swings, and spray pole.




They have an adaptive swing, a baby swing, and 2 sling swings at the playground proper. There are older ones down the path in the shade as well.



Spray pole



Tiny cave and climbing netting





They kept the old sling swings down the path towards the pond


Baby swings down the way







This is going to be new tennis courts











Bathroom are still old with no doors on the stalls. But at least they have them!


Gross old pond

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Coffey Park, Eureka




Location: 1 Coffey Park Ln., Eureka, MO 63025

Website: http://www.eureka.mo.us/departments/parks-recreation/park-locations-amenities/

Playground Ground Cover: Wood Chips

This new playground just opened in May 2018. I don't think it's suitable for toddlers or preschoolers as it's a lot of climbing netting and tall boulders. It's in the same location as the Timbers of Eureka on the opposite side of the parking lot. There are restrooms and a pavilion right here. It's small but climbers will love it! It's nice to have play equipment here now as this is where the show outdoor movies and it will be nice for kids to have something to play on.







 You can see the Timbers Pool slide in the background. 


Restrooms



Monday, May 14, 2018

Harmony Lake Playground, Cottleville



Location: 1269 Harmony Lake Dr., Cottleville, MO 63376

Website: http://www.cityofcottleville.com/home/parks-and-recreation/legacy-park

Playground Ground Cover: Rubber Chips

This location is a little confusing. The City of Cottleville has a park called Legacy Park off Hwy N. They have added this new playground and pavilion (2018) at a location off Cottleville Parkway in the Harmony Ridge Subdivision. They have a playground, 2 bbq pits, electric, and restroom. Harmony Lake is down the hill and there are trails nearby as well. They're considering this part of Legacy Park but that's confusing cause it's in a totally separate location, so I'm including a map so you can find it.  I'm going to call it Harmony Lake Playground since that's it's location and it's nowhere near Legacy Park.



Legacy Park at the lower left, Harmony Lake at the upper right





Restrooms are still under construction


 The playground is rather small but it's a nice new playstructure.


It has a tube slide, bridge, triple regular slide, stepping stones, and various bars and poles. There are no swings but there are several benches.