The Mankato play structure has a lot of wonderful areas for children to explore. The main one is the large, hexagon shaped area sheltered beneath the Hex Roof. This area can be reached by crawling through the Tube Bridge from the adjacent platform. The hexagon area can also be reached by climbing one of three attached climbers: a Pod Climber, a Spiral Climber and a Vertical PE Rock Climbing Wall. This area also has an interactive Gear Panel and a 4-foot Straight Slide. The floor of this area is divided into triangular sections with different heights, creating plenty of natural spaces for children to sit and socialize. Across the Tube Bridge, on the other side of the structure, there is a Double Slide as well as a metal barrier with a Ship’s Wheel. On the ground level below the Ship’s Wheel, there is even a Half Math Panel, where children can practice writing out and solving simple math equations.