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Southside Park

2115 6th Street

Southside play area

Universal Universe

The theme of Southside Park's, "Universal Universe," playground is "the solar system." Unique play features as well as colorful and textured pathways are included in the design to create a sensory enriched accessible playground. Play elements include adventure play equipment with access ramps and handrails, tot lot play equipment with access ramps and handrails, a merry-go-around, swings, spring riders, group rocking units, self propelled spin play units, independent climbing apparatuses, and play units with sound features. Other brightly colored play features (with protective rubber surfacing) are in shapes of different planets; they, the decorative central seating area (with seat walls), and the concrete paving with colored sun pattern all add to the solar system theme.

Note: There is no alcohol or amplified sound allowed in this park.

This 19.9-acre park includes the following amenities:

  • Amphitheater
  • Close to Southside Community Garden (1 block away)
  • Lake with Fishing Piers
  • Par Course with Four Fitness Stations
  • Picnic Areas:
  • GA1 - 3 Tables, no barbeque
  • GA2 - 14 Tables, 1 barbeque
  • GA3 - 4 Tables, 1 barbeque
  • GA4 - 11 Tables, 2 barbeques
  • GA5 - Gazebo area with 2 tables, no barbeque
  • "Universal Universe" Play Area - Accessible (16,800 Square Feet) - near pool and close to restroom:
    • Adventure Play Area for school age children (5-12 years old)
    • Rubber Surfaced Play Area for infants under the age of 2
    • Tot Lot for pre-school age children (2-5 years old)
    • Other accessible playground amenities:
      • Art sculpture
      • Raised planters
      • Therapeutic gardens with various textured and scented plants
      • Picnic tables
      • Benches
      • Trash receptacles
      • Drinking fountain
      • Bike racks
      • Flowering shrubs
      • Ground covers
  • Southside Clubhouse
  • Swimming and Wading Pool
  • Three-foot high Decorative Wall and Ornamental Metal Fence that secures the west portion of the accessible playground by eliminating direct access from the playground to the adjacent street.
  • Three-quarter Mile Jogging Trail
  • Walkway (10-foot wide): wheelchair and pedestrian accessible--with 2 entries--surrounding the entire accessible playground area

Southside Playgound

MapQuest Link

Park Use Application

Park Use Guide

Southside Park

Amenity Guide (PDF)