Address: Boulevard at Delmar Ave, Atlanta, 30312
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Parking: Park in the parking lot along Boulevard. Boulevard and Confederate Ave is the intersection for the parking lot. The playground is further south at the intersection of Boulevard and Delmar. You may also park along Delmar, which is a residential street.
Age Range: 6 months (baby swings) – 5 years
Ground Cover: Sand
Features: Three small structures. One small metal slide and one small plastic tunnel slide with one rainbow climbing ladder. Second structure includes another rainbow climbing ladder, a fireman pole, and two baby swings. Third structure is a ladder that leads to no where (used to lead to a large metal slide, but the slide was stolen about 3 years ago and never replaced).
Surrounding Park Area: Grant Park is one of Atlanta’s largest greenspaces. Multiple sidewalk trails within the park. Toward the north side of the park boasts a City of Atlanta recreation center, three tennis courts, two basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and an (unofficial) dog park. North of the playground and parking lot is a city of Atlanta pool (which includes a zero entry kid pool and splashpad). The zoo is directly west from this playground (which also has two playgrounds inside the grounds), as well as large pavilions and a large fountain (no swimming or fishing allowed).
Shade: Surrounded by large trees, this playground is fairly shaded.
Seating: No benches or walls to sit on. A few picnic tables are further away, although not close enough to watch your children closely at the play area.
Stroller/Wheelchair Access: None
Safety: The playground itself is mostly metal, so the slide gets hot in the summer time. Not a lot of children at the playground anytime of the day.
Cons: The playground is on Boulevard Ave, a particularly busy street. However, there is a fence on the eastern edge of the playground to keep kids from leaving and heading toward the road, but there is a lot of street noise. As stated earlier, the slide is metal and gets hot. The swings look like an adult sat on them and they are squished some. The large metal slide was stolen and never replaced by the city, although the city did put up wooden boards to keep kids from trying to jump off the structure.
Overall Assessment: This playground is definitely not on the priority list for the city of Atlanta, and it shouldn’t be on the priority list for you. It looks like it was built in the 1980s (given the metal slides and mostly metal play structures). Not many children frequent this playground, but if you want your child to race down cars or balls down the slide without other kids trying to steal cars, or if your kid needs a break from others, this is a plenty fine playground. It is no frills and no whistles – an old school playground indeed. One kind of cool thing is that Fort Walker, an old civil war fort, is right next to the playground.