We love being outside at parks and playgrounds. Throw in some options for dramatic play and we’ll be there for hours! I’m passing on our favorites to you.
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🏰Old Sawmill Park
2500 Sutter Parkway, Dublin
Two playgrounds for varying age groups, the big kid playground is huge! It has lots of the old school favorites(eagles nest, merry go round) as well as a newer set too. My girls could have played on the smaller castle playground all day, princesses at heart. This was a short drive from the Northwest library which was a nice surprise when I looked on the map.
🦖Dinosaurs to ride
🏰Castle playground with drawbridge and window, dungeon, double race slide, open twirly slide, 2 ladders to climb to the top, steps, megaphone, a walkway around the upper level, and a detached metal slide
🗿Scioto Park and Leatherlips Monument
7377 Riverside Dr. Dublin
I wanted to check out the Chief Leatherlips stone statue and learn his story. We were happy to also find a cute little park by the Scioto River.
🗿Chief Leatherlips was fun to explore and you can also go behind the statue and stand for a picture. Little ones will need a boost.
🎭A natural amphitheater that is fun to create a play or just climb around
4715 Vista Ridge Dr. Dublin
This is a small, fun little park! We like to make an ice cream store and pass out to friends. Musical instruments and unique climbing feature are also included.
Great for all ages and abilities
Let those imaginations flourish!
🎵Musical instruments galore, get creative
🚒A firetruck and car to pretend with
🌽Field of Corn
4995 Rings Rd Dublin
Field of Corn is a publicly funded art installation in the city of Dublin, Ohio. The installation consists of 109 concrete ears of corn positioned in rows and standing upright in a grassy field.
👟Let them run out all that energy
😂Take some corny pictures(I had to go there!)
🎹Emerald Fields Park
4040 Wyandotte Woods Blvd, Dublin OH
🎼A piano to play with super cute painting
Wickliffe Castle Playground
2405 Wickliffe Rd. Upper Arlington
This playground is huge! A winding maze of passageways and varying levels of climbing and exploring. There is also a regular playground close to the school.
Great for all ages
👑Calling all princesses, princes, and knights! A great imaginative playground
Secret passageways, swings, tire swing, monkey bars, slides
🚞Train front to imagine you are a conductor and a bus to climb in
Alum Creek Park North
221 W Main St. Westerville
We love the shade at this park and the variety of activities available.
🚂A fun train to ride, drive, slide, climb and sit in. Imagination explored!
There is something for everyone, including lots of imagination play(firehouse, police station and club houses). There are tons of climbing structures and a twisted balance beam. And don’t forget the little road to ride bikes on, so cute!
🚴♀️A mini road to ride a bike or walk through a city with a house
🚒fire station and police station to climb, play and imagine on
🎼And a few music instruments to play
arm workout machine
🏠An additional house to imagine in
A twisted balance beam with handles
1069 Jaeger St. Columbus
I had heard great things about this park and wasn’t disappointed on our visit. This playground has a playset for every age with challenging features. The large trees provide nice shade and it was fun to explore the statues and pond. Picnic perfect!
🚂Train to climb in and on
🔎🔍A super small toddler playset with slides and binoculars
🍦A little stand to imagine with, a market or ice cream shop
🌳Woodside Green Park
213 Camrose Ct. Gahanna
A nice park with mature shade trees. A super new natural play area. A beautiful pond and a nice little play set.
👍🏻A new natural play area!
🏠Two little wood play houses
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S Hempstead Rd Westerville
🚂A plesant surprise to us today, volunteers have this train track set up on Sat and Sun 11-4 if weather permits.
🌱Lots of nature integrated into the play areas, including stepping stones through the frog bog.
🤫A secret garden with a vine tunnel and a crane fountain.
🌳An awesome tree house and wobbly bridge