Poe Elementary Spark Park – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time
The Houston Park of the week is the Poe Elementary School Spark Park! The Spark program was developed to increase park space in Houston by developing public school grounds into neighborhood parks. These parks are open on school day evenings and on weekends and holidays.
The Poe Elementary School Spark Park is behind Poe Elementary on South Boulevard at Hazard. (The Poe Co playground on North and Hazard is a private playground.) The playground is surrounded by a 6 foot fence and you can enter by the parking lot on South Boulevard.
Even if you do not see this playground as an obstacle course, there is a lot to do! James likes the play structure with the bridge and slides. Brooke likes the smaller climbing structure and Joe loves the giant web.
Poe is in a fantastic neighborhood with fabulous houses and giant oak trees. On the weekends, the car and pedestrian traffic is limited, so I like to have another adult with me. That said, I’ve never seen anything that actually caused me concern. Also, there is no restroom, so be prepared.
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