This is a pretty playground to sit in, but it's not the best for playing.
Overall it was pretty simple and our toddler got bored long before he got tired, which of course is a huge failure when you're trying to get a toddler to be tired enough to fall asleep in the stroller long enough to have a civilized lunch.
The playground is a bit disorganized. There are several pieces of equipment, but none of them are particularly complex. There was a little toddler slide tucked behind the bathrooms that was out of sightline with everything else. Overall it feels like a lot of park space but not enough equipment, like someone who buys an enormous McMansion but can't afford to buy furniture for it.
The protective rubber mats are also a bit chaotic. Crossing the playground from one end to the other is a patchwork of concrete and rubber. Sure, the rubber covers the critical areas around the equipment, but have you seen a toddler dash across a playground and then trip on the rubber ramp right into the concrete? There is plenty of opportunities for that.
These criticisms aside, Edmonds Playground was a super pleasant place to be with lovely trees.
The camel is great. It was of course highly dangerous but our toddler definitely enjoyed climbing on it and trying to ride it. I'll accept a little bit of danger to have the fun of a weird animal sculpture. There should be more of these things.
The playground is named for Ronald R. Edmonds, an educational advocate in NYC. The playground is jointly operated by the Parks and Education department.