Sterling Barnhart Park




 

PARK REVIEW

I had the opportunity to visit this park just a week after it opened. It is an extremely small park (0.6 acres), but it had nice playground equipment. Being only a week old, it was very clean and manicured. It's a great playground if you live in the area or want to take a break from walking the Saratoga Creek Trail (Reach 5). The playground is located right next to the trail, and there are water fountains for weary, thirsty people & dogs on the move. The playground is a bit noisy as it is located right next to Lawrence Expressway. This park consists of only children's playground equipment.



DIRECTIONS -- Sterling Blvd. and Barnhart Ave., Cupertino



PLAYGROUND RATING

(2 out of 5 stars)





Reviewed
August 2010
 

Sterling Barnhart Park


PLAYGROUND

  • The playground equipment is for children ages 5-12 years of age.  The equipment is in great condition.  There is a small fence that goes around the playground area.  There are a lot of fun things for children to do here.
  • Playground Equipment
    • 1 Baby Swing
    • 1 Chair Swing
    • 2 Big Kid Swings
    • Stairs
    • Straight Ladder
    • Curved Ladder
    • Speaking Pole
    • Spinning Number Game
    • Bar
    • Steering Wheels
    • 2 Medium Plastic Slides with a Slight Twist
    • 1 Large Plastic Twisty Slide
    • 1 Large Twisty Plastic Tunnel Slide
    • 4 Spinning Seats
      • 1 is next to the playground equipment
      • 3 are off to the side
    • Tic-Tac-Toe
    • Color Spin Game
    • Checkers Table
  • Playground Construction
    • Equipment is made of plastic & metal
    • Located on rubberized surface & wood chips
  • Shade Level
    • There is no shade over the playground equipment.  There is some shade over the benches closest to the trail.
  • Seating
    • There are 7 benches 
    • There are 2 picnic tables
 

Swing Sets

Checkers Table







Playground Equipment Brand
Landscape Structures Inc.

View of 3 different slides

Slides and Curved Ladder

Tic-Tac-Toe and Color Spin Game

Sterling Barnhart Playground Set

Spinning Chairs

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PICNIC AREA

There are 2 tables at the playground.  There is no BBQ pit.  


WALKING PATHS

There is not a path in the park.  However, the playground is located right next to the San Tomas Aquino Saratoga Creek Trail Reach 5 entrance.


MAINTENANCE

The park was very clean.  I did visit it when it was brand new, so hopefully it will continue to be maintained.


RESTROOMS

None


WATER FOUNTAINS

There is a water fountain on a pole at the playground.  There is also a dog bowl fountain attached to the water fountain for the thirsty pups.


PARKING

There is street parking next to the playground.


PARK FEATURES

None



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