As mentioned in the last City Gardens post, Corso Brunelleschi has separate play areas. This street is 1.5 kilometers long and has a walking/biking trail that leads to a park. The entire street is lined with trees which is the perfect answer on a hot summers day. Unfortunately during the Spring and Autumn season this is the same think you’ll curse. It’s so much more difficult to play in a wet, muddy play area. It does take about 3 days to dry.
This is the second play area on this street and like the first playground on this stretch of street, this is usually not overcrowded even though it’s near a school. Sadly, there isn’t a water fountain near this spot. It’s actually just on the next block over but it’s not so handy if your kids step in dog poop.. which most definitely happens.
This silver slide is actually new and while it’s not as cool as the wooden slide that was originally here, it’s still a super fun, fast slide.
The only down side to this is that the swings are on opposite sides so it was hard to manage all the kids when they want to swing but have to split up. It’s easier now that the 2 older girls and can swing alone.
There’s plenty of space for kids to run and kick a ball around but as you can see, there are streets on both sides so just make sure you’re paying attention.
This play area is located on Corso Brunelleschi and Via Ponzio and is recommended for kids ages 2-10 yrs.
*The city tries its best to upkeep these play areas. They’re cleaned once a week and checked for broken and damaged structures. They’ll often place a sticker on the equipment (usually the swings) with the date and time they controlled everything. There is also small plaque indicating the recommended age for use. While most of these playgrounds are gated some may not be completely closed off and most are located near very busy streets.