When we asked Cole if she wanted to visit the new playground, it was as though we'd given her a mission. She bee-lined across the Greensward while Peter and I cleaned up the picnic.
One of the more popular features of the new playground is an old fashion metal merry-go-round. Cole joined some big girls and went for a spin (in truth, she went for many spins). Cole kept asking for more and the big girls kept asking to go faster. Fortunately, Cole loves to make new friends. One of the big girls let Cole sit on her lap while Peter spun the merry-go-round faster.
I love that the playground doesn't feel new. While everything is notably pristine, it's not your typical brightly colored, safe, plastic playland. There are metal slides, underground tunnels, and a drum circle. The new design fits so well into the Greensward, it's clear the efforts of many, many people paid off. I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, we are spoiled by some pretty great playgrounds and parks in Memphis but I am not complaining.