Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jonquil Park

I decided to hit up Jonquil Park on a whim, I was driving by and saw the enormous green space and decided to give it a go.  Jonquil Park is bordered by a cute little neighborhood on one side and the busy streets of Wrightwood, Lincoln and Sheffield on the other.  Free parking proved to be a bit tough, while there were no spots on Lill, I found a few open ones on Seminary.

As I said, there is a decent sized area of grass.  Since it was a hot day when we visited the lawn was occupied by numerous sunbathers and people playing frisbee.  There is also a baseball diamond and two tennis courts available at this park.

The playground was medium sized with a bit of grass in one corner that was completely covered in shade.  The play equipment was very nice with plenty of swings (one tire), a small section for toddlers and a really cool climbing area.  The main attraction?  A water spout of course!  Living in the city can have it's disadvantages (one COLD lake to swim in, extremely busy public pools), luckily there are plenty of parks that have spray pools to help cool off the kids and keep them busy for an hour at least.

Love:  The sprinkler, clean playground, rubberized surfaces, grass in the shade, the train goes by this park every 5 minutes (this is a love because my son loves trains, it could be a hate - but it is a block away :), picnic tables.

Hate:  Free parking is lacking, no bathrooms.

Special feature:  Climbing structure and water spout.

*If you need to use a restroom there is a 7-11 at the corner of Wrightwood and Lincoln.

*Lou Malnati's is just across the street for a great lunch or to take home dinner.

*Participates in Movies in the Park


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