If you need to change up your park routine, here are a few hidden gem neighborhood parks your kids will love.
The neighborhood playground, has no parking lot (or restrooms) but the street was easy to park on. It has a little paved walking path to enter it’s great because the kids can’t run away – also a couple in ground picnic tables too! Kids will love driving the truck, climbing ‘trees’, going for a spin and racing down slides
Address: 38141 Lancaster, Livonia, MI 48154
A popular neighborhood play spot, Gainsboro Park has a variety of modern play equipment kids will love and a bridge they can race across and hide (but not from grown-ups) under. Located along a dead end street parking is limited but it’s easy to keep the kids close by. Bonus: There are bathrooms.
Address: 90 Wellesley Dr, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Perfect for littles of all ages, our kids LOVED visiting Sullivan Park. With a zip line, twister merri-go-round, climbing ropes, circular spinners and creative play equipment – it was so cool to see features here that you don’t usually see at playgrounds. Another beauty of Sullivan Park is that there is a dedicated play space for the littlest of kids to enjoy, along with several features to keep your older ones active.
Address: Greenfield Road & Samoset Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Ben Hadley is a 3 acre, ADA accessible playground that has cool rope features for little climbers. Take a stroll or scoot around the paved circular trail and
Address: 11000 Canal Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Northwest Park has a new play structure that is great for climbers and has two fast slides. There are permanent gaming stations – including foosball. Bring a tiny ball from home to play and a basketball too for one-on-one on the courts. Stroll the paved trail to the older play structure that’s fun for all ages. And pack your swimsuits for a splash in the community pool.
Address: 6000 Duncan Street, Taylor, MI 48180
If you love beautiful houses and quaint neighborhoods, head to the Villages. Pick out a treat at Sister Pie in West Village, then drive to Indian Village for playtime at Mollicone Park. There’s a two story wooden house for the kids to climb, swings and a large rope web climber. The park is lined with large rocks kids will love to climb too.
Address: 3000 Burns Ave, Detroit, MI 48214