Playground Review: Alpine Groves Park

Alpine Groves Park

Date:05/06/2016

Shade

  • Tall pine and live oak tree encompass the park. There are very few full sunny spots

Ground

  • The ground consists of wood chips

Restrooms

  • Male & Female Restrooms. I did not check the men’s room for a changing table.

Swings

  • There are 2 baby swings full cup
  • There are 2 traditional swings
  • 1 “tire” swing. (Not an actual tire)

Jungle Gym

  • There is a play structure that has 2 steep slides and a roller slide. It also contains a bouncy bridge
  • A tractor structure that has 2 infant friendly slides and chime wall.
  • 3 toddler friendly spring chairs
  • 4 person toddler friendly teeter totter,

Playground Review: Pirate Park

Pirate Playground

Date:05/03/2016

Shade

  • Large Live Oak trees provide a decent amount of shade all day

Ground

  • The ground consists of rubber material

Restrooms

  • Unisex Restroom with a changing table. The table is a little grungy looking but still solid

Swings

  • 2 traditional swings, 2 accessible swings

Jungle Gym

  • A cool rope ladder twist
  • A sandpit with digging shovels and water table
  • Multiple xylophone and drum instruments
  • And accessible merry-go-round
  • A couples swing

Playground Review: Ed Austin Regional Park

Ed Austin Regional Park

Date:05/03/2016

Shade

  • Pine and Live Oak trees provide a sufficient amount of shade.

Ground

  • The ground consists of mulch and pine needles.

Restrooms

  • There are restrooms a 50 yard walk from the playground. I did not check them out.

Swings

  • 4 traditional swings, 2 baby swings full cup,

Jungle Gym

  • A 4 play structure setup with monkey bars or rings to transition from one structure to another. 4 baby friend slides with 4 or 5 more slides that are toddler and older friendly. A bridge connects one set of structures together.

Overall

  • The park as a whole is much larger than just the playground area. There are multiple soccer fields and baseball fields as well as over 18 holes of Disc Golf .

Playground Review: Deerwood Rotary Children’s Park

Deerwood Rotary Children’s Park

Date:05/02/2016

Shade

  • Tall pine trees cup the park from the north, east, south. Perfect for morning playing

Ground

  • The ground consists of artificial turf

Restrooms

  • Male & Female restroom with no changing table

Swings

  • 2 traditional swings, 2 baby swings full cup, 2 accessible swings

Jungle Gym

  • 2 structures with multiple slides firehouse pole, monkey bars, monkey hoops, climbing wall, climbing hoops

Playground Review: Clarke House Park

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Clarke House Park

Date:05/05/2016

Shade

  • Tall pine and live oak tree encompass the park. There are very few full sunny spots

Ground

  • The ground consists of wood chips

Restrooms

  • I did not see or search for one

Swings

  • The playground is split in 2 with an older children section that has 4 traditional swings and a tire swing
  • The Totlot has 3 baby swings full cup and one accessible swing

Jungle Gym

  • The entire park is a castle with lots of walkways on top and below the walls, also plenty of slides. The Totlot has a sand pit with buckets and shovels that are provided. There is also chimes attached along one of the fences. There numerous tunnels to crawl through.

National At-Home Dad Network “Dads Groups Spotlight – SAHDs North East Florida”

Hooray for us!  We’ve been given the ‘Spotlight’ on the National At-Home Dad Network’s blog.  This is an important step.  If going to the parks for play dates has taught us one thing, it’s that the number in our Facebook group is just the tip of the iceberg.  So, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get our name out there into the wider community and make sure that all SAHD-Primary carers in the Jacksonville-St Augustine-Palm Coast region know we exist.  This contact is just part of that strategy.  Because as you might know, the more dads we connect with the more relationships we can build to help our members embrace their lives as a professional dad.

Dads Groups Spotlight – SAHDs North East Florida