My Friend’s Place Playground, South Windsor

What a nice day yesterday! With temperatures in the 50s on the first day of February, Ellen and I decided to find a new playground to explore. We ended up at My Friend’s Place in South Windsor at the Parks & Recreation Department. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 slides Location: 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor; there is onsite parking. Hours: Dawn to Dusk My Friend’s Place is an expansive play area with multiple playscapes,

Bushnell Park Playground, Hartford

Ellen heads downtown to check out the scene in Hartford’s Bushnell Park. Ellen and I hadn’t been to a playground in a while, so we took a play break in Bushnell Park while running some errands in Downtown Hartford. Nothing like a slide to make us forget the agony of a trip to the bank! Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 slides Location: 65 Jewell Street, Hartford, entrance is near the intersection of Jewell and

Mikey’s Place Playground, Wethersfield

Our fearless playground tester/reporter scopes out the scene in Wethersfield. Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 slides. Location: 330 Garden Street, Wethersfield, CT Hours: 8am to sunset Mikey’s Place is a sprawling playground that features different playscapes and other features for children of all ages and abilities. Fun, fun, fun! Playscape: There are two primary playscapes. The one for smaller children feels like it goes on forever and is in a well fenced area with

South Quaker & Flatbush Playground, West Hartford

Another report from the field by our interprid playground reporter. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 slides Location: 877 Flatbush Avenue, West Hartford, at the corner of South Quaker Lane. Hours: Dawn to Dusk A great place for younger children to go burn off some energy in a controlled environment. There is just one (large) piece of equipment, so no need to worry about anything distracting from focused playing! Playscape: The sole entertainment at this

Playground Review: Elizabeth Park, Hartford

Welcome to the first of our new series of local playground reviews. For those just joining us, here is the initial idea. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Slides Location: 180 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, at the north end of Oxford Street. (Note that 180 Elizabeth is not a real address, but seems to work on Google Maps) Hours: Dawn to Dusk The playground at Elizabeth Park is ideal for younger children, and also has