3724 W. 111th St.
This playground really plays - music that is! Preventing
ADA-accessible playground equipment from seeming "same-old-thing,"
the designer of this lot included enormous musical sculptures, two
metal xylophones and round metal drums all around it. The
soft-rubber-surfaced landscape is also unusually sloped and hilly,
with plenty of mounds to climb. Seasonally, there's a sprinkler.
Sparkling mosaic pillars and wrap-arounds of sea creatures and land
animals add cheery extra interest. Mt. Greenwood also has a large
pool and water play area across the parking lot, plus a gym,
walking paths and ball fields. Across the street? A well-placed
Scarlet & Gray's soup and sandwich shop and Ben & Jerry's
ice cream stand.