REVIEW OF MCGRIFF PARK, NORTH OGDEN, UT

2950 N 900 E, North Ogden, UT 84414

This is a neighborhood park one block below an elementary school in North Ogden. It has a small colorful playground with a wood chip base, a very large parking lot it shares with a LDS church and a paved running/walking track surrounding a single soccer/football field at the top of a hill above the playground. There are also restrooms at the park and a covered pavilion. 



The play structure is identical to the Lomond View Park just a different color scheme. The play structure is rated for the 2-12 year old age group, meaning it has at least one element suitable for a 2 year old (the small double red slide) . On the back side of the structure it has two open panels, one with a ladder at 5 feet and one with red disks that swirl at 3 feet, where a toddler could walk off or fall. Because of these areas it may not be suitable for younger kids without adult supervision. But this playground does not have a fireman's pole and the tube slide is enclosed. 






The walking park at the top of the hill is pretty popular in the evenings and people walk their dogs in the park too. When I went on a Wednesday evening around 6:00pm there was a boys league football team practicing on the field. Both the huge parking lot and the walking path would be a good place for younger kids to ride bikes at during the less busy times during the day. Note that because of the location of the track at the top of the hill there is no line of sight from the track to the playground if you wanted to run and keep an eye on kids at the playground. Next time I am at this park I will try to get pictures of the track and add them to the review.

Pros:

- nice walking/running track

-restrooms available

-covered pavilion

-lots of parking in lot

-clean but older faded playground rated for the 2-12 yr age group.

Cons:

-no line of sight between track and playground

-no swings

-not handicapped accessible


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