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The Playground Without Limits at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time

Playground at The Playground Without Limits at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center West Gray
Address:  1475 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019

Unusual equipment, accessible for all ages and abilities, challenging for big kids and easy for little ones… music stations, no-mud, part shade, free parking and full restroom… It’s The Playground Without Limits at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center.

I’ve reviewed this playground before, but it’s been years, so here it goes again!

Drums The Playground Without Limits at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center West Gray
This is one of my favorite Houston playgrounds… and I’ve been trying to pinpoint exactly why.  It’s off a busy street, at the West Gray Rec Center, and doesn’t have trees or a beautiful view.  The part shade is only from canopies and there is no splashpad for the summer.

Ramps on Playground at The Playground Without Limits at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center West Gray
But on our last visit, as I watched James crawl up the ramps with his little Matchbox cars… I figured it out.  It’s the sides.

Walkways on Playground at West Gray Rec Center
Not only is the playground equipment extraordinary, but it was built to exceeds ADA requirements so that all children can play together in one place.  Anyone can walk, crawl or roll up the equipment… and the side railings go all the way to the base… so kids cannot slip out.  Even across the bridges, the railings keep kids on the equipment.

The littlest kids can crawl up, play on the music stations, cross the bridges, and not slip through the cracks.

Lilly Pad Bridge at The Playground Without Limits at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center West Gray
The play structure is really big, with monkey bars, lots of slides, lilipad bridges, balance beam and lots and lots of music stations.  The roller slide is one of our favorites… with lots of pipes that roll you down to the bottom.

Roller Slide at The Playground Without Limits at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center West Gray
The one trick with this playground is that it’s hard to watch from the ground.  From the picnic tables, you can’t see the full playground.  The best way to supervise lots of kids is to walk up the equipment (which, remember, is easy!) and watch from up high.

Monkey Bars at The Playground Without Limits at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center West Gray
This is not a sit-back-and-relax way to watch the kids, but from the top I can see all my kids at all corners of the park.  From the family swing to the slides to the toddler play area.

West Gray Rec Center Playground
The restrooms in the West Gray Rec Center are open, with the building is open. Parking is free and easy (and I’ve only seen it full during early-voting).

Stop by to see how you like this playground-without-limits!

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