This guest post is by Hannah Suh, a busy mom to five year-old twins and a one year-old. She’s also a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Oakland.
This is our local playground, our go to place for the last 5 years. Some people call it Jordan Park, others call it Avenue Terrace Playground. We love Jordan Park because it is fully-fenced (which is a must for me as a twin mom) and good for meetups with other parents since kids have the freedom to roam around, but it’s all very contained.
Play structures at Terrace Avenue Playground
There are two main play structures surrounded by sand, swings for big kids and babies, and maybe best of all, tons and tons of toys. There’s a big black top area for kids to scooter or ride bikes or any of the numerous ride on toys. And then giant grassy field surrounded by trees where we’ve had many picnics.
The big downside to Jordan Park
The only thing — and it is a big one! — is that there is no bathroom, so that can be a challenge and the reason why this is mostly a neighborhood park for nearby families. When someone needs to go to the bathroom, it’s time to go home. If this playground had a bathroom it would literally be the ultimate playground (well add a coffee shop too and THEN it’s the ultimate). But even without it you can find us here about once a week because we love it so much.
Plan your visit to Jordan Park
Jordan Park, AKA Avenue Terrace Playground, is located at 4369 Bennett Place off 35th Ave. toward Redwood Heights.
Farmer Joe’s Marketplace is down the street and great for picking up groceries (sometimes a coupon in the chinook book).
Thanks again to Hannah Suh, maybe we’ll see you at the park soon.