Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.
Teenagers have repeatedly defaced the Thoreau’s Hut art installation in Pennypack Park with vandalism and trash.
Like many people who grew up in a Mayfair row home with a small back yard, Kathryn Ott Lovell looked elsewhere for recreation.