Atlantic Station Playground

1380 Atlantic Drive NW,

The new Atlantic Station Playground is a great stop for getting the wiggles out if you’re shopping or sightseeing in town. My kids were so impressed by this sparkling new space that they had trouble deciding which play structure to try first! Other than two traditional slides, every piece of equipment is more modern and inventive than typical playground options. Even the benches are unique looking!

Features: Play equipment is designated for younger and older children. We discovered the climbing web, monkey bars, huge swing with a great view of the Millennium Gate, slides and the OmniSpin Spinner, which is a great new take on the old-school metal merry-go-round. All the equipment is large enough for adults to play on, too! A huge awning protects structures from direct sun, and there is disability access. There are no bathrooms or water fountains on site, but it’s adjacent to the shops and restaurants of Atlantic Station. The playground is open daily, 8 a.m.-dusk. Parking is limited near the playground.

Location: The park is at 17th Street, next to the electric car charging station.

– Jordan Lisvosky