Playground Review – Kingston – Bailey Memorial Playground

I’m not usually in the Kingston area but figured I’d check this spot out while I was local. I put it in my GPS and it brought me to a side street and then expected me to jump over train tracks to get to my final destination. So, if you’re thinking about checking out Bailey Memorial Field be sure to enter through Landing Road. You’ll see this sign:

Once we found the playground- we unleashed the 5 crazies (I was with my 3 kids, my mom and my 2 nephews).  The first thing the kids all ran for was the steepest climbing structure leading to the biggest slide I’ve ever seen (ever!!)! While the kids were hesitant at first— the three bigger kids mastered the high climbing and fast sliding by the time we left.

The ‘babies’ (18 months & 19 months) loved the smaller climbing area and the free roam of the enclosed playground in general. They also loved when the train would pass by. They would stare, point and yell. 

Lots to love about this spot— here’s how I’ll sum it up!

Pros:

  • Large enclosed space 
  • Lots of shade
  • Train passes close by
  • Variety of play options (balance beam, climbing jeep, rock wall, huge slides, plenty of swings, toddler space) 

Cons: 

  • No picnic tables
  • Difficult to find via GPS
  • Large climbing structure is BIG (could be a con for kids too big for the toddler section but not yet big enough for the huge slide)

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Playground Review – Weymouth Legion Field

 I have, in the past, reviewed local playgrounds. I always found it helpful to look back on. So, as I venture out– I’ll bring you as many playground reviews as I can. I’m always up for new playgrounds to check out- I’d love suggestions in the comments  area! 
I’ll sum it up legion field playground in one word- HOT. The playground has zero shade. It was about 73 degrees today when we went. We could only stay for about 20 minutes. The slides were too hot to use, swings were too hot to hold, a cool gadget similar to a hammock was scorching. Not the ideal playground for a warm day.  On a cooler day I think it would have been pretty enjoyable. We packed a lunch and ate lunch at a picnic table right outside the playground. There were 2 picnic tables inside the fenced in area but they were covered with lunch boxes, water bottles, bags, but… no people. That really grinds my gears!  I didn’t take too many pictures today, but here are a few!


Nice picnic area outside the playground gates


My crazy climber on the ‘big kid’ side! 🙀