With the warmer weather rolling around, you’ll have to start searching for some local playgrounds. To make it easy, I have complied a list of the top 6 (PLUS A BONUS!) local playgrounds! These playgrounds are clean, beautiful, and even received a great rating from its visitors! The list of playgrounds include the address, the Google Star Rating, and some details about the playground. Go ahead, jump on in!
Address: 864 Smith Ln, Fallston, MD 21047
4.4 Star Google Rating
Annie’s Playground is a beautiful playground located in Fallston, Maryland. But it is not just a playground. It is a loving tribute to a little girl who tragically died and to all children who have left us too soon. It was born out of a vibrant community’s heart to turn this devastation into a life-giving memorial.
Annie’s Playground has several unique features including a treehouse, amphitheater/outdoor classroom, puppet theater, dragon and elephant slides, baseball area and Memorial Garden. Surrounding the playground are sports complex, ma and pa walking trails, and several picnic areas.
Our Playground at Stadium Place!
Address: 900 E 33rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218
5 Star Google Rating (out of two reviews)
A testament to the community spirit of Baltimore, the Stadium Place Playground was built on the former Memorial Stadium property entirely by volunteers, funded entirely on donations. Despite these humble contributions, this playground is a glorious megaplex of fun, including all of the regular playground fare – such as swings, slides, jungle gyms, a theater, a boat, a shopping village, towers, and a volcano.
Its impressive level of fun and community involvement have not gone unnoticed, either. In 2010, the playground won Best of Baltimore. Bring your kids and their friends to a place where they will never run out of fun.
Oregon Ridge Park Playground
Address: 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
4.8 Star Google Rating
Oregon Ridge Park is an exciting place in general. With nature trails, a beach, a nature center with kid-friendly displays, and year-round activities, it’s a place you might consider visiting at any rate, however, the quality of the on-site playground is not to be understated.
The playground is divided into two areas: one for children ages five and under and one for older children. The playground for the older kids is a complex of towers and bridges that connect the slides, jungle-gyms, and other playground activities.
Both areas have a kid-safe rubberized turf which is both wheelchair accessible and easy on the knees of the child who happens to take a spill. The whole playground is situated in the perfect spot to have a beautiful, sunny view of park spread out before it.
Meadowbrook Park & Playground
Address: 5001 Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
4 Star Google Rating (out of one review)
Meadowbrook Park and Playground is located in Ellicott City just off of St.Johns Lane and 29. The large playground has plenty of room for parking, a real bathroom, pavilions with picnic tables as well as covered benches all around the edge of the playground. The playground itself is huge. There are two parts a large climber for the older ones and a smaller climber for the younger group. There are rock walls, bridges and slides galore. The playground is part of the larger Meadowbrook park so there are also tennis courts, basketball courts and walking trails. If you walk a little ways from the playground, you can venture to a beautiful wooden bridge with a view of a small creek.
Recycled Tire Playground
Address: 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21087
A park that is respectful of the environment, the Recycled Tire Playground is located in the Gunpowder Falls State Park Hammerman Area. Now, you may have noticed that in recent years several playgrounds and recreational areas are using chipped-up tire rubber as turf, but this playground takes it just a hair further by using recycled tires for almost all of their play equipment. In an entirely safe, rubber-cushioned environment, watch as your kids and their friends bounce, climb, and swing on repurposed tires that make up some of the most enjoyable playground attractions they are likely to ever experience!
Broadneck Park & Playground
Address: 618 Broadneck Road, Arnold, MD 21401
4.2 Star Google Rating
The Broadneck Playground is open all year from sunrise to sunset. The park features include:
- Walking/Jogging Trails
- an Exercise Course
- Baseball/Softball Fields/Multipurpose Fields
- Picnic Area, Pavilion (can be reserved),Concession Stand
- Off leash Dog Park
- The Andy Smith Equestrian Center
- The Noah’s Ark Wildlife Rescue Center.
The park is envisioned as a venue that will include a playground, an amphitheater, and a memorial area for reflection. It will include amenities for children with disabilities so that all children can play there. Angel Park has been in the works since 2012. Finally, the construction for the park was set to happen in late February. Groundbreaking was slated for Monday, February 29th, at 11:00 AM at 9685 Honeygo Boulevard. This new kid friendly park will be here before we know it!
See our recent blog post about Angel Park to see more!
I hope you found this list of playgrounds helpful! Have you been to any of these playgrounds? Do you know of others, or have a certain playground that is your favorite? Let me know, and I will add it to the list!