The week after Claire was born we had lots of family helping keep us sane while adjusting to life with two sweet girls. My sweet mother-in-law, Janet (aka Gaga), came to visit for several days and for one outing we explored Longstreet Dr. Playground, which is less than 10 minutes from our house. Longstreet Playground is a neighborhood park located off Six Forks Rd, just north of Lynn Rd at 7334 Stuart Dr.
Longstreet Playground was a pleasant surprise of a nearby park! It’s on the small side, but just perfect when you just want to pull up to the park and be there. This was especially crucial with having a newborn because I had to truck back to the car a few times to get things I had forgot to bring with me. The park is fenced-in 3/4 of the way and has one main picnic table, which was great since we packed our lunch (big surprise, I know). It has two different playground areas – one for the 2-5 ages and one for the 5-12 ages. The 2-5 age playground has several slides, a low bar for hanging from, and a small climbing structure. There are some nearby springy rides and a very small sandbox with diggers.
The 5-12 age playground has a climbing wall up to the main play structure, several slides, monkey bars, many climbing structures, and a play steering wheel and drama scene. At first, I was hesitant to let Ashley climb up the wall to the playground, but she quickly proved to be a pro! There are a few openings in the playground that lead down to more advanced climbing structures, so I really had to caution Ashley on them. Next to this play area are the swings – one tot swing and one regular swing. There are a few benches scattered throughout the playground and the surface is mostly rubber with some concrete sidewalk.
Ashley had a great time exploring this new park while Gaga enjoyed some special time with her girls.
Thumbs up: small park with lots of features
Thumbs down: litter surrounding park