Not So Lazy Days: Lions Den provides shaded place to play

The little kids section can be seen just past the infinity climber.
The little kids section can be seen just past the infinity climber. | Source
A markerLions Den playground -
New York Ave, Erlton-Ellisburg, NJ 08002, USA
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The playground is located on New York Ave. between Maine and New Hampshire. The marker will not recognize the correct location.

Field Trip

Playgrounds can be pretty generic nowadays. Sometimes the boys can't even tell the difference between different playgrounds they visit.

While Lions Den in Cherry Hill has some generic features, it has one we've never seen before. It even stumped the boys.

The apparatus was an infinity climber. It's basically a open-hole climbing wall that is shaped into a waved circle instead of an up-and-down wall.

The boys both started where the structure waved closest to the ground, but once it twisted, neither could figure out how to continue.

When not dealing with the challenges of infinity, both enjoyed playing on the two other structures-- one made for little kids, the other for slightly older kids. The playground also has two swing sets and sandbox.

The fenced-in park also has a large amount of space to just run around and play, including an area for playing basketball. There are benches all over and even picnic tables.

The best part about this playground is it's completely shaded. It's like a little sheltered hideaway in the woods. The atmosphere makes it easy to forget you are actually in the middle of a neighborhood not far from major highways (Routes 70 and 41) with bustling commerce.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!


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