Taylor-Brawner Park Playground
3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna
Features: Because the playground – more than 3,000 square feet – is tucked deep inside the park, traffic noise is filtered out. This is a unique space where having fun with your children is guaranteed. One area is designated for ages 2-5, and another for ages 5-12. Play equipment was selected partly to blend into the natural landscape.
Rock and rope climbing are popular. The area for younger children offers a vertical wall climber, panel climber, corkscrew climber, musical and activity panels, and three slides, including a tube slide and an open double slide. My 3-year-old son especially loves the climbers, but when he swings he is flying to the sky!
Older kids enjoy similar equipment to suit their sizes and abilities, including a zipper climber and net climber; they have four different slides to choose from, including a triple open slide and another in an L configuration. The swing set offers two toddler seats. Also available: park benches, picnic tables and shade trees.
Amenities: The 10-acre park features open lawns, a half-mile walking trail, a “wedding” gazebo, picnic pavilion, outdoor classroom, terraced/grassy amphitheater and fountain, plus drinking fountains. Restrooms provide changing stations. Trails can accommodate walkers, bikers and runners. Large green spaces allow for flying kites, playing soccer and other activities.
– Anthony Le. Special thanks: Steve Ciaccio, City of Smyrna Parks and Recreation