This is an area of town full of very small parks, such as this one, and one medium-size one, Coleman Park. But unlike every other slice of the city pie, there's not a great big park (other than the Zoo, which you have to pay to get into), and there aren't any greenways. So there aren't any big parks where you can jog without feeling like you're just running in tiny circles or where you can people watch or sunbathe or play a game of frisbee.
And the absence of such a park is just completely noticeable. These small parks are nice (and the ones in this part of town all have their own charms), but they don't make up for the lack of a big park.
Anyway, let's get back to Turner School. If you have kids, here's the reason I'd recommend it. The playground equipment has some features I haven't noticed other places. There's a barrel roll — with handles, if you're not quite ready to lumberjack it. There are some nice tall slides. And there are these things that look like giant drop spindles hanging from a chain. Your child — a la Indiana Jones — is supposed to make her way from one drop spindle to the next over what I can only presume is hot lava. (Note: I did not see any hot lava myself, but I remember that, as a child, if one's feet could not touch the ground, hot lava was often the reason.)
It looked like fun.
We made the paved loop, but I think you'd have had to go around it 20 times to even get a mile. Still, nice park.