Thursday, June 30, 2016
Urbandale Parks Challenge: Jeff Harm Park
We're out by the cornfields! On our way home from Days Run Park, we decided to check out Jeff Harm Park, which is only a few blocks away. It's located right next to Webster Elementary School in Urbandale. It actually looked like it was OK to park there over the summer to have access to the park, but we parked in the nearby neighborhood.
It had two playground areas. One is probably intended for slightly bigger kids, while the blue playground looks great for toddlers.
The ground is made of that soft rubber stuff, which is actually kind of nice. I like it better than woodchips, at least!
Oliver was checking out some of the unique climbing equipment at this park:
There's basically no shade at the park, except for some provided by the rooftops on the play structure. The slides that faced east were quite hot when we were there, but the kids did fine.
One of the best features of this park are the low swings. I don't think kids bigger than about 5 feet would be able to use them, but they were perfect for Jo! She could sit on them herself easily, and she practiced learning to swing.
Jeff Harm Park was #16 out of 32 parks for us. We're halfway through the Urbandale Parks Challenge!