Andy Peri Park

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This cozy little park under the redwoods has just been renovated. It is fenced-in and borders a creek. There is plenty of shade and street parking. There are two main areas of play: one for toddlers over sand and the other for older kids on wood chips. In each area are swing sets with two age appropriate swings. Note that these are on opposite ends of the park. In the toddler area there is a sand “water” pump with platforms and bamboo troughs, a tricky four sided teeter totter waits to be ridden and a tall red pyramid rope climber looks inviting, but it might be more appropriate for older kids.  A log playhouse sits next to a sandbox and small wooden climbing structure and a large wooden play structure with many things to occupy your little one. There are a few tiny tables with stump seating to recall the original redwood tree stumps used the same way. In the big kid’s area is a tire swing and a sit spinner we nicknamed a swirly gurly. Don’t eat first. The large play structure here has plenty to do. It’s made of wood with a two sets of plastic slides. You can’t help but be drawn to the large red spider web polygon. Proceed with cautious supervision. There are many benches. Outside the fenced in area are picnic tables and barbeques.

Bonus

Easy walk to downtown Fairfax for some fresh coffee or healthy foods to eat.

Bathrooms

Very nice public restrooms.

Drinking Water

Fountain not working, choked with sand.

Parking

Street.

Other

Check out Buga Boo’s for great kid items, classes and mother groups.

Info

Fairfax Park and Rec 258-4644.

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  1. What a find! Our two kids (aged 1 1/2 and 3 1/2) set a new record when they insisted on staying at the playground for over 2 hours. The playground offers a variety of structures and activities to keep kids interested, and we found the parents and other children in attendance to be BY FAR the friendliest in our survey of Marin playgrounds so far, and considerate. The tall shade trees (including redwood groves) are beautiful and keep much of the playground in shade on hot summer days. The “community toys” are very welcome; we’re considering leaving some of our own sand toys and trucks at the playground for others to share, in the spirit of the playground. The bathroom could be cleaner but at least there is one available.

  2. We just checked out this playground this past weekend [7/30/06]. I loved it! The toddler structure, unlike many elsewhere, had no parts of it from which my 20 months old could step off into the air. (A number of play structures have openings which would allow a young child to fall off – this one did not!) For the first time, I felt like I didn’t have to hover over my little one and could allow him to explore on his own. I also thought the sand was among the cleanest of a number of playgrounds I’ve checked out. Importantly, it’s nicely shaded! I highly recommend it.

  3. sunday.7.16.06 enjoyed a great 9:30 am party for 3 to 6 yr olds. My 1st time here and liked it a lot. The tables in the redwood grove were shaded and well keeped. I,ll be back soon…

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