Thursday, February 11, 2016

Indian Meadows Park, Olivette




Location: 9600 Huron Dr, Olivette MO 63132

Website: http://www.olivetteparksandrec.com/indian-meadows-park.html

Playground Ground Cover: Wood Chips

Amenities:
  • BBQs
  • pavilion
  • picnic tables
  • multi-use fields
  • playgrounds
  • restrooms (open April-November)
  • walking path

 I plugged their official address of 9600 Huron Dr into my GPS and it took me to this fire truck in the field. There was no playground around, so I was totally confused. I looked at my map again and saw the playground further down the street, so if that happens to you just keep going, it is there! (Actually 9639 Huron will take you right there).

This is a great playground! It's large and includes 2 baby swings, 2 sling swings, and 2 large play structures. One of them is basically a huge rock wall style climber with monkey bars in the center. The regular structure has 3 different slides, a steering wheel, 2 different rocks walls, assorted bars and poles, a bouncing bar, and a storefront. This is a great playground if you have a climber!


This map shows the playground location at the upper left and the location of this fire truck at the lower right in case your GPS sends you to the wrong place also.


This thing is probably fun to play on but I have no idea why it's all by itself, nowhere near the playground!














Friday, February 5, 2016

Boone's Lick Park, St. Charles



Location: 1000 Rose Brae Dr, St. Charles MO

Website: http://www.stcharlesparks.com/park/boones-lick-park/

Playground Ground Cover: Rubber mats

Small playground with one structure and swings (2 baby swings and 2 sling swings). Structure has multiple slides, rock wall, bars, and poles. No bathrooms.











Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sanders Park, Crestwood




Location: Bounded by Sanders Dr and Clover Ln, Crestwood MO 63126

Website: http://www.cityofcrestwood.org/eGov/apps/locations/facilities.egov?view=detail&id=19

Playground Ground Cover: Poured Rubber

This little neighborhood park is a gem. I lived somewhat close to it my entire life and never knew it existed! It's not a large playground but it is somewhat shady and has some fun features. There are 4 baby swings, 2 slides, a rock wall, a small tunnel, a store window, and a steering wheel. There is a creek running right next to the playground though, and we will definitely be back when it's warmer to play in it. There is a drinking fountain and some benches but I didn't see any restrooms.





 The walking path leads the way into the creek

 Gravois creek runs right through the park





Sunday, January 31, 2016

Vogt Brothers Park, St. Charles



Location: 500 Fairgrounds Rd, St. Charles MO 63303

Website: http://www.stcharlesparks.com/park/vogt-brothers-park/

Playground Ground Cover: Rubber Mats

This is a newer neighborhood park.  It's 10 acres and includes a pavilion by a lake, basketball court, drinking fountain, and restrooms (open April through November). There's a lot of equipment here including 2 baby swings, 2 sling swings, an adaptive swing and 2 play structures. There's no shade at all but besides that it's very nice.










 That sign says the restrooms are closed in the winter















Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jewish Community Center Open Play, Chesterfield



Location:16801 Baxter Rd, Chesterfield MO 63005

Website: https://www.jccstl.com/

They also have a Maryland Heights location that I reviewed here. This location has more to offer in my opinion. It's FREE for anyone with kids aged 5 and under regardless of where you live or if you're a member. They have a ton of toys to play with plus FREE snack and FREE craft! What more could you want!

This free open play is every Friday from 10:30 - 11:30am. All you do is sign in with the front desk and then play! The restrooms are right across the hall which is super convenient also. We will be back!



BBQ pit and several kitchens.



Blue merry go round, orange slide, tunnel, and climber. 

Free craft of the day was a foam activity chart. You could make the steps out of a clothespin and then move them to the done side when they are finished (brush teeth, go potty, read book, and sing song)

2 train tables and 2 shopping carts



Log cabin

3 steering wheels and a bunch of babies and baby beds