7 Playgrounds with A Little Extra in Atlanta
Caney Creek Preserve Playground
2755 Caney Rd., Cumming
The dinosaur dig area will delight any dino fan and the spider web climbing net is fun for adventurous kids. Kids can play around the nature trails or climb aboard the logs or boulder play structures.
DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Park Playground
2000 Airport Rd., Atlanta
Kids will go crazy over this playground with a sky-high view. They can watch planes take off while swinging, scaling the monkey bars or sliding down the curvy slide. Play in the pretend cockpit or host an airplane-themed birthday party while planes fly above.
Decatur Toy Park
First Christian Church: 133 Nelson Ferry Rd., Decatur
Scooters, tricycles, small slides, push cars galore – this toy park is filled with toys families decided to donate, and is a great place for toddlers to play. The sidewalk “track,” which runs along the edges is great for riding all types of plastic toys, which are readily available all over the grass and mulch area. If your older kids want to slide, swing or hang from monkey bars, they have that, too.
Gary Pirkle Park Playground
6195 Austin Garner Rd., Sugar Hill
This playground wins for hot summer days or the unexpected rainstorm because it is completely covered by a large pavilion to keep the weather out. No more having to leave the playground because of a storm.
Haw Creek Park Playground
2205 Echols Rd., Cumming
This playground is similar to the soft play areas at malls, but in the middle of the woods. When arriving, take a short walk through the wooded area and the playground will appear. Three “pods” are connected by walking paths and kids are challenged to let their imaginations take over. Play on giant acorns, logs, big bugs, super-sized mushrooms, a mama bear and two cubs and a bigger log with a climbing net attached.
425 Main St, Suwanee
Young and old visitors will enjoy seeing the colorful, fiberglass cow sculptures throughout the pavilion. The playscape is in a natural setting with lots of shading so you will stay cool on a hot day. The play area is built for both school-age children and toddlers. Kids can climb on the bridge, slides or climbing walls and the playground features a castle, log cabin and rocket to promote creativity and imagination. The sand activity area is a fun place to dig and play.
Woodruff Park Playground
91 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
Anyone with “ATL” pride will love this playground shaped like the famous letters. An international design competition sparked the building of this playground by a Canadian designer. Kids can climb all over the walls, monkey bars, slides or play with the springs and spinners. Street parking is limited so we recommend visiting by public transportation.
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