Pittsburgh: the city that bleeds black and gold -- even at a local playground.
I can’t say enough good things about the playground at South Park, off Corrigan Drive. First and foremost, the entire thing is gated. You can sit in one spot and see all three of the entryways, so you don’t have to worry about your children disappearing.
This park is packed with fun details that will keep your little ones entertained for hours. There are mock-rock stairs, kaleidoscopes, the sign language alphabet, and even a dinosaur.
The playground is very accessible and has ramps and wide passages. There are also bucket swings that increase stability for younger riders.
The only negative that I have to say about the playground is that the toddler area is directly connected to the larger play area. There aren’t many holes to fall down, but on crowded days (which is usually the case) you might not get any peace from the bigger kids running around.
The final perk of the park? The fact that right next door are pony rides! They cost $4 for the first ride, $3 per ride afterwards, and can be ridden by children as young as two.
This Pittsburgh-themed playground is safe, accessible, has unique details, and even ponies.
Jeannie Scott worked at Duquesne University's Child Development Center for three years before graduating in May with dual degrees in English and Secondary Education. She lives Downtown, and has nannied and babysat for families all over Pittsburgh.