Here’s a little playground that has one thing that will make it worth the trip for many of you.
What is it? Fencing. All Around.
Yep, if you’ve got a kiddo who likes to run off on you, Edgemont Park in little Edgewood is worth your consideration.
It features a three part jungle gym with slides as well as a swing set with swings for big kids and babies.
It’s connected to a grassy area and a ball field. There is also a picnic shelter and bathrooms, which seem to be open sporadically.
The gate to the playground opens on to the parking lot, and it does get left open a lot, so you’ll want to make sure it gets closed or position yourself so you have your back to it. Of course, if your kiddos are like mine were at that age, they’ll probably be off making sand piles on the baseball field.
There was tape around one of the big trees on our visit, which makes me a little nervous. I probably wouldn’t stand under it, and I definitely wouldn’t climb it!
Crowds wise, this is one of those all or nothing spots. Most weekdays you’ll have the place to yourself. On a summer weekend, it’s a popular spot for picnics and community groups, and you may find yourself with the whole town-or at least most of it.
If you’re in the Auburn/Fife/Milton/Puyallup area, I do think it’s worth a stop, especially if you like the security of the fenced in area.
We have a complete round up of toddler friendly playgrounds coming later this week. In the meantime, be sure you’ve made plans to join us at Les Gove in Auburn Tuesday morning for a free princess meet and greet that’s definitely preschooler approved!