This all-wood play structure is often referred to as the “castle playground.” While the castle-like architecture does make the kids feel like royalty, the playground is actually built to model “Noah’s Ark.”

Features: Entirely fenced in and lined with wooden benches for mom and dad to relax, it is the perfect spot to let the kids run wild. Swings, slides, zip lines, sand, monkey bars, wobbly bridges and lots of climbing opportunities put this playground at the top of the fun list. The ladder made out of rubber tires was an especially big hit with my 4-year-old. But, it’s not only the play features that make this playground stand out. The detailed and kid-friendly design features large animal art on the walls; detailed carvings cover the poles. When it came time to go, the kids were reluctant – they could have easily stayed and played for hours.

Amenities: Shady tables make a great spot for a picnic lunch. A soccer field with a walking track lies just beyond the playground; when not in use by the church and its school, the field is open for families to enjoy. No running water or restroom facilities are available, so plan accordingly and bring your own water and refreshments (food and drink can’t be taken inside the play structure).

Location: 2450 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta. Open Mon.-Fri. (except Wed.), 3 p.m.-sundown; Wed., 5 p.m.-sundown; Sat., during daylight hours; Sun., 1 p.m.-sundown.
– Kirby Cooperman

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