Chastain Park Playground
The 40,000-square-foot play area inside the 268-acre park has been transformed with a $2.8 million redevelopment that includes:
Three giant “oodle” swings that allow two children to recline and swing together and a spider web for climbing.
Three bumpy slides – one for toddlers – that invite kids and adults to race down the hill.
A climbing wall that allows kids to climb on rocks or tree stumps from the lower level play area to the higher one.
A tree house to explore, with a walkway from the upper level.
A music area with drums and chimes to play.
A new pavilion with an outdoor piano, plus new restrooms.
Plenty of shaded areas and artificial grass in some areas.
A new fence between the playground and traffic on Wieuca Road.
On the day we visited, the treehouse was closed while undergoing last-minute touches, but our toddlers loved the rest of the park. They played musical notes, zipped down the slide and swung together in the “oodle” swings. Our 4-year-old scrambled up the climbing area like a pro. The pavilion looks like the perfect place for a birthday party or picnicking with the kids.
Features: All of the above, plus the playground is now fully wheelchair accessible.
Location: 135 W. Wieuca Rd. NW, Atlanta
– Laura Powell