20 March 2011

Brighton Playfield, Brighton

Happy Vernal Equinox 2011 to you all! Spring is finally here! It's been a very wet, miserable winter here in Seattle, so it was nice to enjoy some swinging in the sun today. I bring you today the TWO (¡2!) swingsets of Brighton Playfield.

Location: 39th Ave S and S Juneau St
Number of swings: 2 regular/2 baby buckets, and 4 regular/1 baby bucket/1 baby seat
Ground material: Wood chips
Chain length: Medium and Medium-long.

As I've said before, South Seattle is a mecca of playgrounds with swings. Brighton Playground has 2 swingsets, one near the entrance of the main playground with 2 regular swings/2 baby buckets and another older set a little away with 4 regular swings and 1 each of the baby styles. This older set is my preferred set of the 2, as the chains are longer, there's a nostalgic creaking of the old swingset, and it seems like it would be the less busy of the two. But who knows, I imagine this is a popular park on some days.

Children are invited to play the "Paleontology Game" posted at this playground, which involves looking for pictures of fossils, as seems to be the theme of the park. This is similar to the posted "Hot Lava Game" from Cascade Playground.

How to get there: Bus route 8 stops nearby on MLK, route 7 on Rainier.