The Equipment The park is divided into three separate, but connected areas. The first area is a playground space for younger children with a sandbox, swings (including bucket swings), a playhouse, and an extensive climbing area with a slide. The second area is for older children and includes more swings including an adaptive swing, spinning seats, climbing ropes, and climbing area with rock-climbing pieces. The true centerpiece of the park is an enormous (higher than 20 feet) climbing web which leads to the longest slide most children have ever seen. An alternate way to reach the slide is through a very high enclosed ladder then crossing an enclosed rope bridge. The third area is a daisy-themed spraypark that is open during the summer. The Scene Lafayette Park is a large area hosting two playgrounds, tennis courts, a basketball court, and an open field good for playing catch. The park is immediately adjacent to an elementary school which itself had three different playgrounds that are open to the public after school hours and on the weekends. The very popular Broad Branch market is across the street and kids often take break from play to grab ice cream, a juice box or lunch there. There are tables and a gazebo good for picnicking. Free, street parking is available near the playground’s entrance at 33rd and Patterson streets NW. Age Recommendation All ages Restrooms Yes, in the recreation center (when it is open). Review and photos by Jamie Davis Smith.


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