If you’re looking to add a little variety to your playdates, read on! Ruth, from the iFamily Mom And Dad Squad has provided us with a list of 4 Unique Kansas City Playgrounds that are well worth your drive! Take a look…
Unique playgrounds that are worth the drive
As a Mom of 3, I am always looking for something new to do. I have a range of kids ages 9, 6 and 3. Sometimes it’s can be hard to find activities that accommodate all their interest levels and needs. Parks are a fun way to keep kids active and socializing. This summer I spent some time seeking out new parks. These are the ones that I have found to be the most unique and kid approved!
1100 E Dennis Ave, Olathe, KS 66061
This park has features for kids and adults! It features a trail that wraps around a lake that includes built in exercise equipment with directions for a quick work out every few yards. Or if you are seeking some relaxation, there are a few bench swings along the walk, shelters and even the option for fishing. And I cannot forget to mention the pirate ship themed playground designed for the younger crowd. All around this park has something for everyone!
12037 W 71st St, Shawnee, KS 66216
This park features a pirate ship themed playground prefect for elementary age kids. There is access to a ball field, 2 roller hockey rinks and a walking trail, if you’re looking for something more relaxed. This park is a favorite for our family on International Talk like a pirate day!
290 Grant Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
This playground is designed for kids with special needs. There is a fence around the perimeter to help parents with kids that may like to run. A variety of swings, climbing equipment, padded ground and interactive musical items are included to engage children at a variety of levels and needs. Themed around the state of Kansas, the park features a large bison, teepee and boat which can prove to be a history lesson in itself. It’s a great place for fun photo-ops!
300 W Morse Ave, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
This is by far the most interactive park I’ve found. It goes beyond your standard playground. There is a simple playground for kids ages 2-5, a large structure with climbing ropes, slides, and tight rope walk geared toward older kids, a small merry go round, a bridge and an outdoor electronic game system. The game system has a few choice modes for play and kids run around the area taping and seeking lights. This park is great for developing a variety of motor skills of all kind. The best part is that all parts are easily within a short visual range from the shelter and a rocking bench swing that parents can use.
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