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Friday, March 11, 2011

Olde City Park - Wylie, Texas

view of most of the park
Play equipment perfect for the just barely walker. It's very low to the ground.
Other side of toddler play area.
The older playset.
Older playset
Tall straight slide that my three year olds loved.
Perfect playset for the older climber.
Four swings (two belt swings and two bucket swings.)
Covered Pavilion with grill.
Large gazebo.
Horseshoe area and neat wall mural. We played I Spy with the mural.

Name: Olde City Park
Location: 112 S. Ballard Avenue Wylie, Texas
Posted by: Amanda Dittlinger

1. How big is the park? And what are the amenities?
This is a medium size park in the middle of the Downtown Wylie area. It has a very city feel, with a busy street very close. There is a toddler playground, a regular playground and a jungle gym for older kids. There is a horsehoe pit (bring your own horseshoes,) a gazebo, a covered pavillion with lots of tables and a grill. There are lots of picnic tables and benches scattered around. Restrooms are also on site next to the parking lot.

2. Is it enclosed or covered?
The playground is not enclosed or covered, although there is a covered pavillion.

3. What ages?
This park is geared for kids of all ages.

4. How safe is it?
I was wary of going to this park when my kids were younger because there is a street about 20 feet away from the playground. It is a side street that isn't very busy, but it still gave me cause for concern. There is also a very busy street on the other side of the park but it is buffered by a hill, landscaping and a huge lawn from the playground area.

5. Pros: Lots of different things to slide on and climb, with areas to walk around and explore too. It's easy to get to when you are out running errands and just want the kids to play for a bit.

6. Cons: The street noise doesn't make for a nice "day at the park" feeling. If your children doesn't like loud noises you may want to stay away on the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm. That's when they test the sirens, and one is located right in the middle of the park!

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