This playground is nestled right up against the boardwalk and is sunny and bright. It got a brand new makeover because of damage from Hurricane Sandy.
There is a distinct pirate shipwreck and surf theme. The primary play section looks something like s ship and has cute ladders, slides, monkey bars, and an uneven tunnel. All around there are scattered smaller pieces like a playhouse, a tunnel, a see-saw, bouncers, musical pipes, and swings. Bring chalk for the two large chalkboards.
The ground is rubber with great nautical designs for effect. There are no restrooms but there is a port-a-potty in the corner. While there isn't any deep shade, you'll find some awnings that provide dappled shade for some seating. Otherwise there are sunny picnic tables.
GOOD FOR: Getting hot before going to the beach to cool down.
BEST FEATURE: Hanging bouncy seats for a group of kids.
YOU SHOULD KNOW: There is almost no shade. Bring the sunscreen, bring hats, and bring an umbrella.
WORTH A LONG DRIVE: Not for the playground alone, but if you wanted to take a nighttime walk on the boardwalk you will be pleased.
ADDRESS: 170 W Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561