Sunday, April 29, 2012

Yauger Park

We visited a new park today, and it turned out to be a great one.  I know that when we moved into this area a year ago, at least part of this park was under construction.  The playground appears new, so I'm guessing it was put in at that time as well.  I'm glad we stopped by, because even my big kids enjoyed themselves here.

Here's a tour:

The big toy was definitely the main attraction.  It's three stories high with easy enough angled ladders in the center for even my 2 year old to climb.  There is a blue tinted kaleidoscopic play telescope and a red tinted binoculars on the second story.  There is also a set up stairs between the second story and the spiral slide.  Two steeper tunnel slides are found at the top.

There's a ramp leading up to the inside of the big toy, a toddler slide from the bottom level, and two exterior climbing opportunities that take you to the second story.  If you look closely, you'll see blue ropes on the left and a metal yellow pole curving back and forth on the right.  These are for good climbers.

As you can see, there is a selection of spinners.  

There's a few fun seats.  The single seat spins.

There are six big kid swings (one is broken) and two toddler swings.

There is a seesaw/bouncy toy big enough for two kids on either end.

Those with good balance can surf.

There are also two smaller for the older toddlers and preschoolers and one for the littler toddlers.

There are clean bathrooms, several picnic tables, and a covered shelter located right next to the playground.  

If you like horseshoes, there's plenty of horseshoe pits to play on.  This park also has a few baseball fields and a pond.  It's a huge park!

To get there, take I5 either direction to exit 104 to merge onto US-101 N.  Take  the Black Lake Blvd exit towards W Olympia.  Turn right onto Black Lake Blvd SW.  Take the 1st left onto Cooper Point Road SW.  turn left onto Capital mall Dr. SW.  Turk right onto Alta St SW.  Turn right into the park.  This takes you to the parking area closest to the playground.  There is another large parking lot, but it is a large field away from the playground.

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