Murdock Park

 

PARK REVIEW 

A really fun park for the whole family! You can find it inside a nice neighborhood, next to Murdock-Portal Elementary School. The park was clean, though some of the landscaping was overgrown when I visited. The park has tennis courts & there are 3 separate playgrounds!  


PARK HOURS -- Sunrise to 1 hour after sunset

ADDRESS -- 1188 Wunderlich Drive San Jose, CA 95129  




PLAYGROUND RATING

(4 out of 5 stars)



Reviewed:
June 2008
 
 

Murdock Park

TODDLER PLAYGROUND

  •  The toddler park is a bit outdated, but still nice.  It is the perfect size for little kids.  It has small equipment, and it is located right next to the big kids playground.  
    • Playground Equipment
      • 3 Baby Swings
      • 1 Big Swing
      • Small platforms for little kids
      • 1 Curved Ladder
      • Steering Wheel
      • 1 Straight, small plastic slide
      • 2 Spinning Tic-Tac-Toe games
      • Mirror
      • Small bench
    • Playground Construction
      • Plastic & Metal Equipment
      • Equipment is placed on wood chips & sand
    • Shade Level
      • Depending on the time of day, there is some shade.
 


Murdock Park Toddler Playground

OLDER KIDS PLAYGROUND

  • There are two older kids playgrounds.  This is the one located next to the pavilion & the toddler playground.  
    • Playground Equipment
      • 2 Big Swings
      • High Platforms
      • Ladders
      • Sand Box
      • Monkey Bars
      • Ladder Bridge
      • 2 Plastic medium sized slides
      • Hanging Bars
      • Tire Swing
      • Tic-Tac-Toe
      • Large Arched Ladder
      • Spiral Pole
      • 2 Turtles
      • Pole
    • Playground Construction
      • Equipment is placed on wood chips
    • Shade Level
      • Depending on the time of day, there is some shade. 
Tire Swing

 

Murdock Park Big Kids Playground

Turtle Sculpture


OLDER KIDS PLAYGROUND

  • There are two playgrounds at this park.  This playground is located towards the back of the park, next to the school.  This equipment is really big!  Adults & teens will enjoy playing here!
    • Playground Equipment
      • 8 Big Swings
      • Stairs
      • Platforms
      • Climbing Apparatus
      • Sliding Bar
      • Bridge
      • Rock Wall -- very steep with a climbing chain
      • 2 Small Plastic Slides
      • 2 Steep Twisty Plastic Slides
      • 2 Steep Straight Plastic Slides
      • Blue Spinning Ring
      • Spinning Poles
    • Playground Construction
      • Equipment is placed on wood chips, and there is rubber underneath the slides
    • Shade Level
      • There is not much shade here.  The surrounding trees are very young.  Bring the sunscreen!
 


Murdock Park Big Kids Playground


Spinning Ring & Spinning Poles



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


PICNIC AREA

There is a nice pavilion with several tables next to the toddler playground.  There are also BBQ pits to cook in.  There is a large field area to put blankets on the ground.  

 

WALKING PATHS

There is a small path near the playgrounds.  There is a field in between the two big kids playgrounds.  The park is located in the middle of a middle class neighborhood. 

 

MAINTENANCE

This park is well maintained, though the landscaping needed a little work.

 

RESTROOMS

The restrooms were just moderately clean.  There was some water on the floor when I visited.  

 


WATER FOUNTAINS

The water fountains are located on the poles next to the playground.


PARKING

There is street parking in the neighborhood.


PARK FEATURES

Tennis Courts


PARK WEBSITE

http://www.sjparks.org/neighborhood/murdock.asp



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