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Which Playground Should I Take My Kids To?

Looking for the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon with the kiddos? Let our handy flowchart help you decide which Springfield park to hit this weekend.

By Katie Pollock Estes | Photo courtesy Springfield-Greene County Park board

Jun 2015

 

RUTLEDGE-WILSON FARM COMMUNITY PARK

3825 W. Farm Road 146, Springfield

The adorable playground here is shaped like a giant barn, with super-tall slides and plenty of tunnels to climb through. Bonus: Inside the play area kids are shaded from the sun! Critter-loving kids can meet farm animals while they’re there. 

 

SEQUIOTA PARK

3500 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield

With a cave, a spring, a stream, a lake where you can watch the ducks and access to the Galloway Creek Greenway, this park is a wonderful place to get in touch with nature right inside the city. 

 

DAN KINNEY

2701 S. Blackman Rd., Springfield

Dan Kinney Park has universally accessible playground equipment and even an accessible baseball field, so kids of all abilities can have fun in the sun. 

 

PHELPS GROVE PARK

950 E. Bennett St., Springfield

This scenic city park is a great place to find every kind of neighborhood park-goer, from kids on the playground to runners on the trail—and there are plenty of shady picnic spots. 

 

NATHANAEL GREENE/CLOSE MEMORIAL PARK

2400 S. Scenic, Springfield

The darling botanical-themed play pods along the trail are awesome mini-parks that you can visit while you stroll around. Get a little exercise in between each one, then take a break while the kids play.