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The Pease Place Playground in Woodbridge – the rocket ship!

This is another playground that is sort of out of the way for New Haven residents, maybe a 20 minute drive? Although you do not want to miss this playground. It was built in 2015. It still looked brand new last time we checked in 06/2017. I learned about this place from another mom’s blog, the big list of Connecticut playgrounds. (I have been trying to go to the ones on the list, but some are really far from here.)

Have you seen the biggest (tunnel) slide ever, which is built on top of a gigantic rocket ship? My jaw almost fell off when I saw it. The playground was so new and so modern! Besides the giant rocket ship that all kids are climbing, it also has a super large climbing rope pyramid, which is even bigger than the one in Bodie’s playground in Milford. My boy was finally able to get to the top when he was a bit over 5. The rocket ship has stairs and a ladder, so my daughter at 2.5 was able to get to the top. (Although getting down the slide took some peer-pressure magic.)

The playground has 5 regular swings, 1 chair swing, 2 baby swings, and a tire swing. It has a big play-set for 5-12 yrs, which centers the rocket ship, but also has connecting other climbing paths and structures to it, and other smaller slides. It also has a small play-set for 2-5 yrs. In addition, it has a bouncy stripe pathway, a small basket ball field, picnic tables, some metal drum type of thing for making music, and a gigantic soccer field. Most of the time we went there the field was empty, so kids could run around and climb on a big rock next to it.

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It has water fountain, and porta potties. The only downside of the playground is that, you don’t want to go on a hot hot summer day because there is no shade except a small square space in the middle of the playground, with the music instruments.

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