Friday, May 4, 2012

Sugar Creek Park, Des Peres


Location:
435 Des Peres Rd.
Des Peres, MO 63131

Amenities: playground, picnic shelter, trail, restrooms, spray fountains

Website: http://www.desperesmo.org/index.aspx?NID=109

Playground ground cover: wood chips

A brand new playground was installed early in 2012 at Sugar Creek Park. My first impression is that the new playground is quite a bit smaller than the old one, but it is certainly unique and the park still has the water feature as well. The new playground has a nature theme, and contains one slide, built into the hillside (but without stairs right beside it, the grass is already being worn down from kids scrambling up the hill to the slide). There are faux stumps, branches and rocks to climb on and balance on, as well as ropes to add to the fun. Adjacent to the nature playground there is a swing set with 2 sling swings, an adaptive swing and a baby swing, and the water feature pole. Unfortunately, there was no shade planned in the design of this new playground and it is extremely hot during the afternoon hours.












3 comments:

  1. Oh no! The grass is getting worn down? The horror!! Another pretentious parent with too much time to complain.

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  2. Thanks for your opinion. I'm going to guess that you would be the first to complain when your kids got muddy from torn up grass.

    Besides, this was an observation of the park, not a complaint.

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  3. This is the park nearest my home, and it's a disappointment. I preferred the prior set up. The dark concrete of the faux caves and logs gets really hot if the temp is north of 80 F. Trees and shade would be a vast improvement.

    Also, I recently started to read your blog - and I think you do a fine job of collecting data and observations about parks. More of a realistic view for us moms than the city/county websites. So THANK YOU for that.

    Also, website trolls are the ones with truly too much time on their hands.

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