Playgrounds have been around for generations, giving children of all ages a place to run and frolic while giving parents a few peaceful moments of rest. Playgrounds are everywhere in Denver, and you do not have to look too far to find one. Many feature themes or special equipment, others have art installations and exciting design options. No matter which playground you choose, your children will have a blast.
1890 Teller St
Lakewood, CO 80214
Aviation Park is a great stop for playground fun. The playground is airplane themed with a great climbing wall and several other activities for kids to enjoy. There is also a picnic shelter, so you can bring a lunch and the tables are located close enough to watch your kids as they play.
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1800 S. Peoria St
Aurora, CO 80011
Utah Park is the largest park in Aurora. It has a fantastic playground with plenty for any child to enjoy. The recently renovated playground is 6,800 square feet of fun. It includes two playgrounds, a big crow’s nest overlook and a fun nautical theme with wheelchair accessible play structures. There is a reason this is the most popular park in Aurora.
Stapleton Central Park
8601 E. Martin Luther King Blvd S
Denver, CO 80238
Nestled in with all of the other great new developments in the Stapleton area is a fantastic park for the whole family to enjoy. It is the third largest park in Denver with tons of great park options. In addition to the playground, there is a skate park and a climbing wall plus some great water fountains and soccer fields. The perfect spot to release some energy and enjoy the sunshine in Denver.
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Northglenn Sensory Park
E B Rains Junior Memorial Park
11700 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
The Northglenn Sensory Park is just that – sensory. The park was designed to give children of all abilities a place to play without being separated from the other kids. It is based on the concept of “inclusive play” and has features that appeal to many different senses. Whimsical art was used in the design, along with different textures, fragrances, and sounds. The result is a tremendous park that really must be enjoyed.
Downtown Children’s Playground
1800 N Speer Blvd
Denver, CO 80204
This playground is right in the middle of downtown Denver, just a few feet away from the busy Pepsi Center, and just feet from a very busy Speer Boulevard, but that doesn’t mean it is any less fun for children of all ages. There are two play areas and several phases of equipment that have included a climbable net, sand play, and water play areas. This is the perfect spot for those that live in or near the downtown area.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.