The playground is all new with slides, swings, and monkey bars. There are pyramids covered in tough artificial turf to climb and slide on. This is very kid friendly
Here is a panorama which swings from looking South to North. Click to enlarge
For a long time there has been a little park area where 41st Street runs into Riverside Drive and the Arkansas Riverpark. It had gotten rather run down and was no longer adequate for the number of people using it. It has been totally remodeled with new toilet facilities, playgrounds and picnic areas. There is additional parking, a very nice river overlook area, and lots of new shrubs and trees. A lot of improvements have been made to the running and biking trails all up and down the Riverpark and this section just reopened last week. It is really nice and lots of people were there enjoying it. I helped that this was the first sunny afternoon in over 2 weeks of rain.