Sunday, November 22, 2015

Warson Park, Olivette

Location: 9723 Grandview Dr, Olivette MO


Playground Ground Cover: Poured Rubber

  • ball fields
  • BBQs
  • drinking fountain (inside the community center)
  • multi-use fields
  • off -street parking
  • picnic tables
  • playground
  • restrooms (inside the community center)
  • sand play
  • tot lot
  • walking path

This park houses the community center. There has been talk about putting a sports complex here but residents are not in favor of that and so far city officials say nothing has been decided. Hopefully the playground will stay! There are 6 sling swings and 4 baby swings, slides, rock walls, a sandbox, and lots of things to climb on.

It's a little hard to see but under the blue pavilion is a sandbox.
Ball fields

Flynn Park, University City

Location: 420 Midvale, University City MO 63130 (Bounded by Pershing, Midvale and Kingsbury)


Playground Ground Cover: Poured Rubber

The park is named after U City's former mayor Warran C. Flynn and the playground is shared with Flynn Park Elementary School. It has 1 adaptive swing, 5 sling swings, and 2 baby swings. There is a spiderweb rope type climber, a tetherball, and lots of interesting things to climb on.

Mooney Park, University City

Location: 5 Vanderbilt, University City MO 63130 (Bounded by Jackson and Vanderbilt Aves)


Playground Ground Cover: Poured Rubber

From the website:

"The park was originally named Jackson Park (after the street to its west) and forms part of the greenspace in University City's original Education Mall that extends from Delmar to a traffic circle in front of the Jackson Park School (now an elementary school) and University City High School. Since the elementary school's name has not changed, many continue to refer to this park by its original name."

This is a great little playground with lots of street parking. It's partially fenced in and is all inclusive. It has 2 saucer swings, an adaptive swing, 2 baby swings, and 2 sling swings. There are several spinning things and a really cute fire truck play structure.

My kids loved this fire truck play structure!

Heman Park, University City

Location: Bounded by Midland, Olive, Purdue, Pennsylvania, and Vernon


Playground Ground Cover: Wood Chips

-Several picnic areas
  4 picnic pavilions
- Heman Park Swimming Pool
- Centennial Commons Recreation Facility
  -Heman Park Community Center
- Multiple Ball Diamonds and Fields
   Large baseball diamond, 5 softball diamonds, 3 little league
   baseball diamonds, 1 tee ball diamond, 4 soccer fields, 2 combination
   football/soccer fields
- Multiple Courts
   Paved basketball courts, horseshoe courts, 8 tennis courts (4 lighted)  1-1/2 mile jogging course
- Large playground
- Dog Park

This is the largest park in U city and it's a busy place. It is named after U City's second mayor, August Heman. Much of the park used to be a landfill. There are 2 playgrounds, and unfortunately they're not right next to each other like they normally are. There are numerous slides, swings, monkey bars, and all the usual equipment you'd expect to see.


6 sling swings

From the smaller kids playground you can see the bigger kids playground in the background. I'm not sure why they're so spread apart?

4 Baby Swings

Heman park also has a pool that is open to everyone. Rates are

$6 kids, $7 adults with ID card, and pool hours are 9-8pm. Hopefully I'll be able to get there this 

summer for a review. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Chesterfield Elementary School Park, Chesterfield

Location: 17700 Wild Horse Creek Rd, Chesterfield MO 63005


Playground Ground Cover: Wood Chips

Like Green Trails Elementary School, and River Bend Elementary School, this playground is developed and maintained in a cooperative partnership agreement with the Rockwood School District (the other 2 schools are Parkway but it's the same arrangement). During the school year the school has priority over the playground, but after school hours anyone is free to enjoy it. And there's a lot to enjoy! They have a story walk around the perimeter, and a ton of equipment as seen below. There are 6 sling swings but no baby swings as this playground is intended for school aged kids. There is also a walking path, multipurpose court, and athletic fields.

Story walk