Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Skinner Park

Skinner Park is located in the West Loop.  The entire park is enormous!  So big in fact that it shares it's space with both Skinner Elementary School and Whitney Young High School.  Skinner School uses the park for recess and after school there is a program run by Hi-Five Sports Camp through Whitney Young.  The playground is found at the southeast corner of W. Adams and S. Throop.

The playground section of the park is fenced off and is fairly large as well.  You can find a little bit of everything here.  There was a small toddler section, a large older kid area, a really cool climbing structure, a water spray area, a large sandbox, plenty of grass, benches and picnic tables.  Outside of the playground area was a small building with what looked like an office and two restrooms.  However, when I attempted to check out the facilities all of the doors were locked.  I am not sure if this is a common issue or not, so I really do not know if there are accessible restrooms.

Overall, we enjoyed our time at Skinner Park.  After playing we walked through the pretty garden and ran around in the grass.  There is tons of space and I can imagine it is full of all types of people on a hot summer day.

Love:  large grassy areas, fenced in playground, drinking fountain, sandbox, water spout, climbing feature, picnic tables, shady areas, tons of swings, rubberized flooring, clean and updated equipment, a police academy training center directly across the street (makes me feel safe).

Hate:  bathrooms were locked, sandbox looked like it could have used some attending.

Special Feature:  unique climbing structure, water play area.

*Check out Toddlers, Tunes
and Turtles on August 10th, 2011 for children under 6 years old.

*Participates in Movies in the Park - next one up is THIS Thursday (July 14th)

*To see more pictures follow the Facebook link at the bottom of the blog!


Post a Comment

Copyright (c) 2010 Urban Green Space. Design by WPThemes Expert

Blogger Templates and RegistryBooster.