It has been so hot around Richmond and East Coast that frankly I forgot about my idea of visiting and rating each public playground around Richmond. I figured that sitting in the air conditioned place was so much better then peeling my screaming kids from slides, or going to the playground for 2.5 seconds just to turn around and go home. No my kids are not stupid enough to go sliding on steaming hot slides, they have grown out of that stage but I did have to save a few smaller kiddos whoes parents blissfully ignored their children cries for help in the scorching heat. But who am I to judge, maybe they just wanted to even out their tan line from their beach excursion last week.
In any case if you missed any of our prior excursions or are interested in the area playgrounds here is a link.
This time we went to Crump Park in Glen Allen.
the park has some walking trails, ponds old, museum and this super duper playground.
The playground is actually two playgrounds in one. The older kids playgrounds which you are looking at now is more wooden and rustic.
There are two short slides and a long tube slide
there is this hand cranked train, and it is a work out so make sure you pawn the job onto an older sibling or friend.
Lots of nooks and crannies
and ways to climb it
In between the two playgrounds there is this shaded sitting area, where you can relax or serve lunch. There are other benches around but none of them are covered.
The younger kids area is very colorful and cute. It consists of little automobiles, train station with loading area and ticket booth
There are school buses, cars, horses, fire trucks and other contraptions that your little one can poke through
they all have movable parts and nobs
Few more slides and climbs
But I think this area just screams imaginative play. It would be so cute for a train themed birthday party.
There are enough swings to go around
and the good thing is that the area provides ample amount of shade.
It is not enclosed but it is isolated from the traffic since you need to drive well into the park to find it. The park has nice, clean bathrooms and a water fountain just in case you are running low on water.
There is also the Meadow Farm Museum and farm site. The farm house provides classes and exhibits on the culture of 1860s South. For more information on the Meadow Farm Museum and its Living History (free) programs for all ages click here.
For map and directions to Crump Park click here.