Set in a heavily treed (and very green) spot at the corner of Royal Lane and Greenville Avenue, the playscape at Harry S. Moss Park offers a perfect place to get a bit closer to nature right in the middle of Dallas. The playscape earned a B on DallasChild’s Safety Report Card.*
The sturdy plastic structure includes twisting and bumpy slides, monkey bars (which, although fun, are hard for smaller kids to reach from the play structure’s platform) and small ladders for climbing. There’s even a neat firefighter’s pole for older kids to slide down. The park space around the playscape is also worth checking out. Trees growing almost parallel to the ground make for great climbing, and a cool creek keeps little naturalists entertained.
Some of the playscape’s crawl areas are obscured, making it difficult to see kids in the center well and at the top of the tallest slide. But overall, this playground makes the grade for a fun place to run off some energy.
This review was distributed to Dallas Parks and Recreation for further review and/or action.
*Based on the National Program for Playground Safety’s Safety Report Card at www.playgroundsafety.org.