Albany’s park, the Peggy Thomsen Pierce Street Park, on the west side of Albany Hill is perfect for monkey-bar lovers. This Albany Hill playground has two play structures that focus on climbing, hanging, and jumping, so my boys enjoy going here and shouting “Mom, look at me!” There is also a fenced-in area for younger toddlers.
As of March 2023, there is some nearby construction for added interest with some kids.
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Pierce Street Park Features:
Location: 720 Pierce St, Albany
Unique Features of Playground: Ninja warrior-style climbing structures for your parkour-inclined kiddos.
Fenced in? The smaller play area is, though the gate is difficult to latch. The big kid area is not, but it’s downhill from the road and still safe.
Surfaces: Cushy rubber mat surface near the play structures; cement sitting wall; dirt/grass field.
Bathroom: Yes, nice and clean right next to the tot area.
Unique Features of the Park Overall: Right next to freeway, so if your kids get excited about cars and trucks and things that go, this may be a fun feature for them.
Lunch tables & seating: Several benches inside the tot area and several just outside. Plenty of seating along the alphabet wall.
Parking: Free street parking. You’ll need to cross the street to access the park.
Shade: Not really at all. Wear a hat!
Pros: Mixed-age appropriate; tons of climbing opportunities; not very busy; clean.
Cons: It can be loud and windy. No shade or swings.
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Peggy Thomsen Pierce Street Park is located at 720 Pierce St, Albany. You can find it on your way to 99 Ranch Market to pick up moon cakes or spot it on the freeway on your way home from Costco.
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Have fun – let us know if you check it out!