Here’s a quick report on the new playground at Pioneer Park by the library in Downtown Puyallup.
The highlights include two play structures, some fun music and literacy components, and two slides that are literally the biggest slides I’ve ever seen at a playground.
I heard more than one kid say, “Whoah!” I also heard one little girl saying they were, “So, so, scary,” but I could tell she’d gone more than once, so it must have been a good scary!
Henry said they weren’t too fast-just dark.
Things to know before you go
- There are no more swings.
- The much anticipated sprayground/splash pad had been put off until next year. The wading pool right next to the playground Is in operation. You can check the hours here.
- This playground is attracting a crowd at the moment, with quite a mix of ages. Toddlers and small preschoolers may be intimidated by the size of the slides and the other children. There is a smaller preschool sized structure, but most of the kids are going for the big one.
- You do need to tell kids to exit the slide and not try to climb up it. As it’s dark and twisted, the slider at the top won’t see a child who has stopped. I imagine there will be a few pile ups in the s curves!
- There is a bathroom at the park as well as nice ones inside the hall leading to the library.
- There is very little shade, and we find that this spot gets hot as the blue blazes. Consider yourself warned. You can always cross the street for some froyo at Elements!
- While not big enough to be a true destination playground, it’s definitely worth a trip for friends in Sumner, South Hill, Edgewood, and the greater Puyallup Valley, especially if you have kids with a mix of ages. The slides give it some solid big kid ‘cred!
If you’ve already been to this one, leave a comment and let us know what you thought! You can find more playground reviews in the menu bar or right here! Gig Harbor readers may enjoy the new playground at Crescent Creek Park. We haven’t been yet, but readers say it’s a good one for young children. There is a pretty awesome new playground in Renton that my South King County friends may enjoy. I’d love a report if you check it out!