Community: Parkdale/West Hillhurst – 5th Avenue and 27th St. NW.
Parking: Free Street Parking along 27th St
Gordie’s Review (15 months old) – Going up the stairs and down the slide was super fun.
Gordie’s Review (4.5 years old) – “I like the helicopter”
Nicky’s Review (17 months old) – “whee!” (she liked the merry-go-round)
Age Range: Basically any age that would have fun on a playground would have fun here. Different areas for different age levels
Ground Cover: Rubber carpet in the younger kid area; pea gravel by the older play structures and swings.
Features: Smaller kid area (2 large playstructures with 2 slides; Helicopter climber; dinosaur climber; teeter-totter), Pea gravel area (climbing structure; large slide; two small spinners; two bouncy structures; merry-go-round; 4 swings (two infant swings).
Surrounding Park Area: Large flat grassy area; baseball diamond
Shade: little to none
Seating: 2 picnic tables under an awning , 6 benches
Accessibility: great to the park and inside the smaller kid play area. One of the play structures has a ramp so wheel chairs can get to the first level.
Overall assessment: This is a popular playground that is often referred to by name. It’s a great playground for children of all ages. Quite big with a lot of variation in the equipment. Worth a 15 minute drive especially if you were going to meet someone. Excellent surface for early walkers or others unstable on their feet.
Have you been to the Helicopter Playground? What did you think?