Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rollercade Skating Rink, South County



Location: 11703 Baptist Church Rd, St. Louis, MO 63128      314-842-3845

Website: http://rollercadeskating.com/

Roller skating is so fun and reminds me of my youth. I went with my mom's club friends a few years ago and my legs were on FIRE. No idea how I skated all night as a kid! I just brought my daughter here for a birthday party and I think 5 years old is kind of on the young side for this activity. I think this is best suited for grade schoolers. My son fell after 5 minutes out there and we were scared he broke his wrist. It hurt for a long time afterwards. 

Their hours change but usually they are open Tuesdays 7-9pm, Wednesdays 7-9pm, Friday 7-10:30pm, Saturday 11-1, 2-4, and 7-10, and Sundays 2-4, and 4:30 - 6:30.

One thing to remember is that they take CASH ONLY.

They have some concessions but I didn't get a chance to look at the choices or prices.

The music was great and my daughter had fun here. It's $8 to skate and the skates are rather old but they will exchange them if you have any issues.













Sunday, November 12, 2017

Woodson Park, Overland



Location: 1655 Woodson Rd, Overland, MO 63114

Website: http://overlandmo.org/241/Woodson-Road-Park

Playground Ground Cover: Pea Gravel

This park is older but in good condition. This park is 6.5 acres, has a gazebo, 5 lighted tennis courts, and electricity at the gazebo.

There are no swings here but the play structure is a decent size. It has several slides, a steering wheel, a bridge, and tons of bars and poles. I just hate that it has pea gravel. This park is best suited for bigger kids.















Norm Myers Park, Overland



Location: 8700 Midland Blvd, Overland, MO 63114

Website: http://overlandmo.org/239/Norman-Myers-Park

Playground Ground Cover: Pea Gravel

This playground has older equipment but it's in good condition. There are bathrooms here too but I didn't get to go inside and check them out because they were locked.  This park is 7 acres and has 2 unlit baseball diamonds, picnic areas, 2 fields, and electricity at the pavilion.




The pavilion is very large and right next to the playground which is great. 





 There are 2 sling swings and no baby swings. This playground is best suited for kids over 5.


The fact that it has pea gravel is a bummer, but the play structure is large. There are bridges, several slides, and tons of bars and poles.








Sunday, November 5, 2017

Wehner Park, Shrewsbury

 

Location: 7600 Hazel Ave, St Louis, MO 63119

Amenities: Wehner Park is Shrewsbury’s largest park consisting of 31.8 acres. This park contains three ball fields, one soccer field, two pavilions, 2 playgrounds, and two tennis courts.

Website: http://cityofshrewsbury.com/parks.htm

Playground ground cover: Poured Rubber and Wood Chips

Wehner just redid the main playground in November of 2017. In fact they still have to add benches and landscaping but the structures are installed and they are wonderful.  They have a structures for the littles and one for the bigs.





They have one adaptive swing, one baby swing, and 2 sling swings



The structure for toddlers has a slide, a tic tac toe board, a speaker phone, steering wheel, and various bars and poles.


They have a metal slide built into the hill.


There is a netting climber attached to a netting tunnel leading from the bigger play structure.



The bathroom building is right there 


The bigger play structure has it all...bridges, tunnels, pretend windows, climbing wall, slides, and poles,


















The second playground is to the east of the main playground. You could walk to it from the main playground but it's a hike.



I LOVE this second playground because it's almost all completely shaded! That is so hard to find! It is a very pretty park, with a lovely creek bed and trees everywhere. The playground was pretty large and had 2 different play structures. The bigger structure has 2 slides, a rock wall, and a bridge, and the smaller one has 2 slides and a tunnel. There are 2 different swings, one contains an adaptive swing and 2 sling swings, and the other one has 4 baby swings and 2 sling swings. There are also 2 ride on toys, a bee and a horse. Right in the middle there is a covered pavilion with lots of picnic tables and a grill. They also have a chess table in the woods. Parking is nearby just follow the path. Only negative would be that there is not a real bathroom or changing station, just a port-a-potty.