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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014, 11:03 A.M.

Stewart Breaks Down New McEuen

Marc Stewart breaks down new McEuen Park: I’ve been anxious to check out McEuen Park for a while. I took the family to visit the park twice over the weekend. The park was packed both days. There was an exciting mix of low income families and upper income families. There are some real positives with this park and some missed opportunities.

  • The Good: The playground equipment: It’s the most elaborate playground of all of the city’s parks. (For my money, the Fort Sherman at the city park is still the coolest playground in town). Still, McEuen is very nice. There are a good number of slides and climbing devices for
  • The Bad: The benches! There aren’t enough benches for parents to sit
    and watch their kids play. Hopefully, more benches can be added around the playground. Most people stood for hours and watched their kids play.
  • The Ugly: The concrete, in spots, looks shoddy. I get the feeling it was a rushed job. You can see cracks in between the water spouts on the splash pad, and cracks in other key areas of the park. One drinking fountain? It seems like a major oversight to have onlyone drinking fountain near the basketball courts. Kids playing hard get thirsty.

You can read Marc Stewart's detailed analysis of new McEuen Park here.

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