Monday, March 5, 2007

Best playgrounds and parks in Maryland for kids

Moms in Maryland - join our group and spend time with our social, fun, laid back moms while the kids play at one of these great playgrounds in the Maryland area! Check out our calendar for playdates!

Wheaton Regional Park 2000 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, MD (301) 946-7033 Great park with more play areas than you can imagine. Play equipment includes endless climbing structures, swings, giant slides, a sand castle and much more. Children especially like the old fashioned carousel and a train ride that goes through the park (only open in the summer).

Other amenities include picnic areas, Brookside Nature Center, Brookside Gardens, a lake, ice rink, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, lighted ball fields, trails, and Wheaton Stables. Plenty of shade.

Cabin John Regional Park 7410 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville, MD (301) 299-0024 Huge park with lots of climbing structures, slides, mazes, play houses, swings, Cinderella's pumpkin carriage, airplane, and cars. Other features include miniature train, snack bar, rest rooms, hiking trails, picnic areas, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, ice skating rink, Locust Grove Nature Center and lighted athletic fields. Plenty of shade.

South Germantown Recreational Park 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD (301) 601-4400 Newest park in Montgomery County with multiple play areas including a castle and pirate ship, a climbing wall, music area and saucer swings. Other amenities include trails, picnic tables, driving range, miniature golf, Splash Playground, indoor sports and soccerplex, and a dairy museum. Limited shade.

Hadley’s Playground at Falls Road Local Park Falls Road, Potomac, MD Themed play areas include a castle, fort, pirate ship, and two-lane road, all of which include ramps and other features to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Plenty of open space for kids to run, play ball or ride bikes. Limited shade.

Candy Cane Park Beach Drive & Rollingwood Dr. Chevy Chase, MD Huge park that has recently been renovated. There are separate big kid and little kid play areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, playing fields, bathrooms, pavilions and shade. The park is located next to Meadowbrook Stables so kids can walk around and look at the horses.

Seneca Creek State Park 11950 Clopper Road Gaithersburg, MD (301) 924-2127 Beautiful park with a huge playground made with recycled tires. Kids love the zip line, ‘Bouncy Spider Hammock,’ and the ‘Dragon’. Lots of climbing equipment. Park has a lake, boating, fishing, hiking tails, a disc golf course, pavilions, bathrooms and lots of shade.

Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Drive Upper Marlboro, MD (301) 218-6700 Park with playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, Watkins Nature Center, the Chesapeake Carousel, Old Maryland Farm, the Watkins Regional Park miniature train, Watkins Miniature Golf Course, softball, football and soccer fields, basketball courts, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and 34 campsites.

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