Allen Ellsworth Park Playgrounds
This park has a lot to offer and it's business reflects how fun it is. The playgrounds are in located in the middle surrounded by football and baseball fields as well as basketball and tennis courts. The big kid and little kid sides are separated by the restrooms and concession stands, great for isolating the very young ones.
THE LITTLE KID side is called Gary Karp Memorial Playground and is completely fenced in with a gate that can close. The play section is a series of platforms with four swings and an ultra baby slide that is adorable. There is some shade and rubber ground.
THE BIG KID side has two distinct play sections and the sprayground which consists of an overhead shower, hydrant sprayers, and ground sprinklers. The playgrounds have bridges, monkey bars, and a corkscrew slide. There is some share for Moms under a few trees adjacent to the playground but doesn't provide any shade for the kids. This side can get a bit wild, as the sprayground often riles kids up for some reason. There were wet kids in bathing suits all over the playground as well, getting the slides and equipment wet.
GOOD FOR: Meeting up with friends for a lively time.
BEST FEATURE: The separateness of the big and little kid sections.
YOU SHOULD KNOW: The air conditioning unit is right next to the big kid side and occasionally makes loud white noise. Also bring a change of clothes for the kids. The kids can sometimes bring over the water from the sprayground to make mud or wet the playground. Your kids can get wet even if you don't allow them into the sprayground.
WORTH A LONG DRIVE: Yes
ADDRESS: 45 Motor Ave, Farmingdale, NY 11735
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