Parks & Playgrounds
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Looking for playgrounds for kids of all abilities? Check out our map of the Dallas-Fort Worth's accessible playgrounds that have features for kids with special needs.
1. A. R. Schell Park in Plano
2305 Laurel Lane
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A*

One play area has two regular swings and two baby swings, a balance beam, five slides, a climbing net and two sets of monkey bars. The other playset has four slides and several child bouncy toys. Read full review...

2. Adventure World Playground in North Richland Hills
7451 Starnes Road
North Richland Hills, TX
Safety Rating: A*

This park offers far more than the usual swings and slides. Tree log slides, mushrooms tables, tree stump stairs, a climbing boulder and a hiding raccoon peeking out at you, are just the beginning. Read full review...

3. Alison Hardin Playground at Jo Kelly School in Fort Worth
201 N Bailey Ave.
Fort Worth, TX
Safety rating: A*

There are a lot of cool features designed for kids with special needs, but one of the most interesting is the wheelchair swing, which allows a child to rock back and forth without having to be removed from his or her chair. Read full review...

4. Allan Shivers Park in Dallas
2222 Welborn St.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

The rubber-padded, wheelchair-accessible park has many interactive structures to explore, including music and dancing games, miniature rock climbing walls and a playhouse. Read full review...

5. Allen Road Park
400 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Coppell, TX
Safety Rating: A

Allen Road Park in Coppell sprawls over 5.5 acres and is nestled near a scenic water channel with a fountain and the occasional duck. The park includes a shaded playground, picnic tables and a pavilion with grills. Read full review...

6. Allenwood Park in Allen
603 Keith Drive
Allen, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Allenwood Park is the perfect combination of fun and learning. A walking loop trail and covered gazebo allow parents to move or relax while the kids play. Read full review...

7. Alta Mesa Park
2905 Alta Mesa Drive
Dallas, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

Alta Mesa Park has two play structures and swings for older and younger kids — all surrounded by trees and grassy spaces. Big kids will like the monkey bars, tube slide and twisty slide on their play structure. Read full review...

8. Arapaho Park in Dallas
7401 Tophill Lane
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A*

The playground at Arapaho Park is very small but still features a few fun things for the kids. There are two slides, rock stairs for climbing, a see saw, monkey bars, built-in musical instruments and a fireman’s pole. Read full review...

9. Armstrong Park
315 E. Wheatland Rd.
Duncanville, TX
Safety Rating: A

The Kidsville playground at Armstrong Park in Duncanville is sure to be a hit with kiddos of any age. Kids can spend hours exploring the mazelike playground and their imagination at Kidsville. Read full review...

10. Arrowhead Park
2500 Millington Dr.
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A

Arrowhead Park, often called the “fish park” because of its whimsical fish bridge, is located in the heart of Plano just a few steps from Hightower Elementary School. The large playground features an abundance of amenities for families of all sizes. Read full review...

11. Aviator Park
1201 Monticello Dr.
McKinney, TX
Safety Rating: A

Aviator Park in McKinney is a 10-acre neighborhood park filled with fun options for the whole family. The park features a pavilion, playground, basketball court, swings and lots of open space for play. Read full review...

12. Avondale Park in Denton
2021 Devonshire Drive
Denton, TX
Safety Rating: A

Kids will feel like kings and queens when they’re playing at Avondale Park, since the entire playground is designed to look like a castle. Read full review...

13. Barry H. Barker Park in Dallas
3700 Briargrove Lane
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Bridges and rope ladders for smaller kiddos encourage curiosity and exploration during playtime. The play area for older children includes several ropes courses and balance-challenging objects to get little bodies and minds moving. Read full review...

14. Bear Creek Park
3230 State Highway 360
Grapevine, TX
Safety Rating: A

The Bear Creek Park playground is great for kids who aren’t afraid of heights. With three levels of slides and climbing walls, this playground is nearly as tall as the trees around it. Read full review...

15. Beaver Run Park
110 Elisabeth Way
Fairview, TX
Our Grade: 3.5/5

The play structure itself is small, but four swings, two beaver spring riders and a tiny climbing wall will keep the kiddos occupied for a short afternoon excursion. The park is fronted by woods with a walking trail to a beaver pond. Read full review...

16. Bellaire Park in Grapevine
1004 Pine Street
Grapevine, TX
Safety Rating: A

The playground is the focal point of this neighborhood park. There is a small grassy area and a few benches and picnic tables. Read full review...

17. Bent Tree Meadow Park
4320 Creekmeadow Dr.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

Bent Tree Meadow Park in Dallas offers numerous amenities that kids are sure to love. This dog-friendly park is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and provides covered pavilions, a basketball court and two playgrounds – one for bigger kids and one for smaller kids. Read full review...

18. Bentwood Park
6011 Bentwood Trail
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

Bentwood Park in Dallas is sure to be a hit with parents and kids alike. Kids will love the two play areas designed for big kids and small kids, while parents will love the playground’s safe design and the gate corralling kids from the nearby street. Read full review...

19. Bicentennial Park
3206 Smith Barry Rd.
Pantego, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

The playground is completely shaded by large coverings and features separate play structures for big and small kids. The rubber surface is great for cushioning tumbles and for strollers. Read full review...

20. Big Lake Park in Plano
3800 Rainier Road
Plano, TX

 This vibrant red, yellow and blue playground is fun for kids of all ages. The play area designed for older kids has five slides — including a triple racing slide. Read full review...

21. Bill Allen Memorial Park
5900 Carroll Dr.
The Colony, TX
Safety Rating: A

Bill Allen Memorial Park sprawls over nearly 50 acres with two playground areas, a popular Frisbee golf course, an amphitheater, basketball courts and a pond. The park has plenty of parking and a trail that is shaded by numerous trees. Read full review...

22. Birmingham Farms Park in Wylie
725 Odenville Drive
Wylie, TX
Safety Rating: A*

There are four slides on the baby playset, including a double racing slide, and two slides on the big kid playset. A swingset sits in the middle, with two regular swings and two baby swings. Read full review...

23. Bishop Flores Park
2200 Tallyho Lane
Dallas, TX
Our Grade: 1/5
Safety Rating: C

Little ones might be disappointed to find there are no swings at this park. The playground is in need of an overall makeover; however, the park is spread out with plenty of trees and shade. Read full review...

24. Bowling Green Park
2200 Bowling Green St.
Denton, TX
Our Grade: 3/5
Safety Rating: A

Although this older playground’s activities are limited, it does include a section dedicated to teaching sign language and shows children how to sign the letters A–Z. Read full review...

25. Boys Ranch Park
2801 Forest Ridge Dr.
Bedford, TX
Safety Rating: B

Boys Ranch Park spreads out over 68 acres in the heart of Bedford. The park contains a lake, jogging path, baseball fields, soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, picnic tables, grills, playground structures and more. Read full review...

26. Bradford Crossing
1405 Bradford Trace Dr.
Allen, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

Bradford Crossing has a large play area with three slides, four swings and two spring-loaded toys for younger children. Right behind the playground is a full-size basketball court. Read full review...

27. Breckinridge Park
3555 Park Vista Rd.
Richardson, TX
Safety Rating: A

Richardson’s Breckinridge Park sprawls over 417 acres and offers a multi-use trail, soccer fields, softball fields, three ponds and a playground. The large park can be confusing to navigate; enter through lot C for access to the playground. Read full review...

28. Burl L. Wilkes Park
1300 Hillcrest Dr.
Arlington, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

Slides, slides and more slides. Everywhere you turn there’s another slide. This playground is not for kids afraid of heights, as the play structure has three levels with a tube slide at the very top for little daredevils. Read full review...

29. C.P. Waggoner Park
2122 N. Carrier Pkwy.
Grand Prairie, TX
Safety Rating: A

C.P. Waggoner Park in Grand Prairie is a good option for families looking to expend some energy outdoors. Playgrounds for kids big and small are tucked away behind a large baseball complex off Carrier Parkway. Read full review...

30. Caddo Park in Plano
2701 Round Rock Trail
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: B*

One section of the playground contains three swing sets — one with two baby swings, one with two kid swings and one with a plastic tire swing. The other section of the park contains a large play set with a twisty slide, three smaller slides, monkey bars, a calculator toy and a music toy. Read full review...

31. Canyon Creek Park in Richardson
600 Aspenwood Drive
Richardson, TX 75080
Safety Rating: B*

Canyon Creek Park has all the playground basics, even if the equipment is a little worn down. In addition to staples like slides and climbing ladders, the play set for older kids boasts monkey bars and a fireman’s pole, and both play sets have a wobbly bridge. Full review here...

32. Carey Cox Memorial Park
1611 N. Stonebridge Dr.
McKinney, TX
Our Grade: 5/5
Safety Rating: A

The park has two separate play areas, one for ages 2–5 and one for ages 5–12. The structure for older children has many climbing areas, while the playscape for younger children offers three spring-loaded rides. Read full review...

33. Carter Park
4351 Carter Park Drive
Fort Worth, TX
Our Grade: 2/5

This playground scored a B on the Safety Report Card. The playground is in need of a facelift with litter, rust, and faded and chipped paint throughout. The equipment is in overall good condition and children will be able to play safely. Read full review...

34. Casey's Clubhouse at Dove Park
1509 Hood Lane
Grapevine, TX
Safety Rating: A

DFWChild Favorite // Children won’t believe their eyes (or ears) when they visit Casey’s Clubhouse at Dove Park. Recently rebuilt, this one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive playground was designed for children of all abilities. Read full review...

35. Celebration Park in Allen
701 Angel Pkwy.
Allen, TX
Safety rating: A*

Kids can climb a rock wall; peek out a telescope; or practice spelling their name, pointing out their age or determining the weather. Read full review...

36. Central Park
1899 S. Edmonds Ln.
Lewisville, TX
Safety Rating: A

Developed in 1986 as Lewisville’s Sesquicentennial park – commemorating 150 years of independence for the Republic of Texas – Central Park has no shortage of history. It also has no shortage of amusements for families with small children. Read full review...

37. Chisholm Park
2200 Norwood Drive
Hurst, TX
Our Grade: 5/5

Chisholm Park’s playground has been updated with brand new equipment. There are now two large play structures with shaded coverings. The play structure for ages 2–5 has large guardrails and netting. Older kids will enjoy slides, games and climbing equipment. Read full review...

38. Churchill Park
7025 Churchill Way
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

Churchill Park is a quiet park with a playground hidden far from the noise and danger of the street. The playground is tucked up in the trees behind the baseball fields, making it difficult to see from the street. There’s only one play structure, which is specifically designed for ages 2–5. Read full review...

39. Cimarron Park
201 Red River Trail
Irving, TX
Safety Rating: A

Irving’s Cimarron Park is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle. Just minutes away from President George Bush Turnpike, the park is located next to Tom Landry Elementary and features its own indoor recreation center with a basketball court and full gymnasium. Read full review...

40. City Park
5109 Bransford Rd.
Colleyville, TX
Safety Rating: A

DFWChild Favorite // If you’re looking for a great park for your child’s birthday party, City Park in Colleyville has a unique, 10,000-square-foot playground known as Kidsville that’s designed so little ones will imagine they’re playing in the trees. Read full review...

41. City Park
199 E Hundley Drive
Lake Dallas, TX
Our Grade: 3.5/5

Bring your soccer ball. The City Park playground adjoins a large field where the Lake Cities Soccer Association has created six soccer fields. Parking is plentiful, and there are benches for Mom and Dad. Read full review...

42. Clarence Thompson Park in Arlington
1600 Brown Blvd.
Arlington, TX
Safety Rating: B*

The equipment for older kids is more like a ropes course with climbing, spinning and balancing structures. For kids that don’t like to climb, there are four swings (including two baby swings). Read full review...

43. Cliff Nelson Park in Arlington
4600 W. Bardin Road
Arlington, TX
Safety rating: A*

The play structure for ages 5–12 is huge. It looks like a glorified obstacle course and is sure to wear your kiddos out. Read full review...

44. Cobblestone Park
7601 John T. White Rd.
Fort Worth, TX
Our Grade: 3/5
Safety Rating: B

The playground is fairly simple; in addition to the main a play structure that is divided for older and younger kids, the park has swings, a merry-go-round and a bouncy spring animal. Read full review...

45. Cole Park in Dallas
4000 Cole Ave.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A*

The red and green design of this park makes it feel a little like Christmas. But Cole Park is fun for kids year-round. Read full review...

46. College Street Park
535 W. College St.
Lewisville, TX
Safety Rating: A

College Street Park, located in Old Town Lewisville, is a great spot to take busy kids itching to burn off some steam. Ample parking flanks both sides of the colorful Little Tikes playground, which is directly in front of the Old Town Aquatics Park. Read full review...

47. Colony Park
1015 Colony St.
Flower Mound, TX
Safety Rating: A

Colony Park is an older neighborhood park off of College Parkway in Flower Mound. It’s a great destination for kids who love to swing, slide and run free. There are two separate play areas, one for bigger kids and one for smaller kids, as well as multiple swings. Read full review...

48. Community Park
3700 Corinth Pkwy.
Corinth, TX
Safety Rating: A

Corinth’s Community Park spans 116 acres and boasts trails, ponds and a playground. The playground is simple but clean and is sure to keep active kiddos busy. Kids big and small can swing and slide while parents keep a watchful eye from a nearby bench. Read full review...

49. Community Park
301 First St. South
Haslet, TX
Safety Rating: A

This park is definitely a winner and has something for everyone. The playground structure has the usual slides but with a couple of unusual features, including a climbing bridge that doesn’t have rails and made me a little nervous about falls off the side. Read full review...

50. Cottonwood Creek Park in Irving
4051 N. Story Rd.,
Irving, TX
Safety rating: A*

There are lots of swings, including two adaptive swings. If your child uses a wheelchair but still likes to dig, check out the yellow digging tool that can be operated from his seat. Read full review...

51. Coyote Creek Park
5801 Communications Pkwy.
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A

Situated just steps away from the Christopher A. Parr Library in Plano, the Coyote Creek Park has undergone a recent transformation. Plano replaced the old, worn-out structures with brand-new playground equipment. Read full review...

52. Coyote Crossing in Frisco
10530 Wilton Drive
Frisco, TX 75035
Safety Rating: A*

This large, nautical-themed playground offers separate, age-appropriate equipment for ages 2–5 and 5–12. (Don’t worry, Mom — you can easily see both play areas at once, as they are only separated by a small sidewalk.)
Read the full review here...

53. Creekside Park in Fairview
1040 Parkdale Dr
Fairview, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Creekside Park has slides, including a double racing slide and a twisty slide, a built-in pirate toy and an animal toy, a crawl-through tunnel, climbing bars, four swings and a telescope to survey the park. Read full review...

54. Cross Timbers Park
7680 Douglas Rd.
North Richland Hills, TX
Safety Rating: A

If your kid’s favorite playground activity is swinging, then Cross Timbers Park is the place for them. It has an abundance of swings – including tire swings – as well as three separate playgrounds. Adventure World, as some call this park, has an area for smaller children with its own play structure. Read full review...

55. Daffodil Park
1362 Daffodil Ln.
Lewisville, TX
Our Grade: 3/5
Safety Rating: B

The playground offers a variety of activities, including five slides, four free climbing options and a swing set. However, the paint is almost completely worn off the equipment and there is no separate play area for smaller children. Read full review...

56. Dick Faram Park
8344 Amundson Dr.
North Richland Hills, TX
Safety Rating: A

If your little one loves trains or dreams of being a conductor, then Dick Faram Park in North Richland Hills is the place for you. Next to the playground is a large train engine that kids can climb inside of and play on. The park also contains two bright red play structures for older and younger children. Read full review...

57. Dr. Charles B. McKissick Park
2702 Taylor Burk Dr.
McKinney, TX
Safety Rating: A

Tucked away in McKinney’s Highpoint subdivision is Dr. Charles B. McKissick Park, a sprawling park with plenty to offer active families looking for the perfect backdrop for some fun in the sun. Read full review...

58. Eagle Pass Park
1823 Vintage Dr.
Corinth, TX
Safety Rating: A

Eagle Pass Park is a small neighborhood park tucked away in a quiet Corinth subdivision. The modest playground may not especially novel but has plenty to offer families looking to spend a leisurely afternoon. Read full review...

59. East Hill Park
2681 Lake Ridge Road
Lewisville, TX
Our Grade: 3/5

East Hill Park is one of the larger parks in Lewisville and also the newest. It is nestled beside a cute neighborhood. This playground is next to a walking trail that leads to the nearby neighborhood — another outlet if your little one still needs to blow off some steam. Read full review...

60. Eastbrook Park in Fort Worth
2728 Escalante Ave.
Fort Worth, TX
Safety Rating: A

 There’s a rail separating the side for big kids from the side for littles. Older kids will enjoy climbing up and down the rock climbing wall, and the bouncy spring toys will be a hit with little ones. Read full review...

61. Eureka 2 Playground at South Lakes Park in Denton
556 Hobson Lane
Denton, TX
Safety Rating A*

Royals of all ages and abilities can rule the roost in the expansive, castle-like Eureka 2 playground, built last year to replace an aging wooden play complex. In addition to running (or rolling) up and down ramps to explore the castle, kids have no end of play options to keep them occupied for hours. Read full review...

62. Evans Park in Plano
1601 Mollimar Drive
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Evans Park is a beautiful, partially fenced park. There are two slides, monkey bars, six swings (including two for babies) and a built-in tic-tac-toe board and alphabet wall. Read full review...

63. Exall Park
1355 Adair St.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

Tucked away in downtown Dallas is Exall Park. Amidst the bustling city and sky-high buildings, Exall Park serves as a quiet retreat. The square piece of land is lined with a running trail and within the area are a baseball field, a basketball court and the playground area. Read full review...

64. Falcons Field Park
1911 Spirit Falls Dr.
Frisco, TX
Safety Rating: A

This massive playground, built in 2006, is located in the Grayhawk community nestled next to Boals Elementary School and features an adjacent and convenient parking lot. The park, which feels more like a childhood oasis, features two large playground structures. Read full review...

65. Firefighters Park
2841 Fifth Street
Sachse, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Kids will love pretending they’re firefighters at Firefighters Park. It’s built with a fire station in mind; everything is designed in bright red and yellow, including the benches and trashcans. Read the full review...

66. Fish Creek Park
2121 Havenwood Drive
Arlington, TX
Safety Rating: B*

Fish Creek Park has a walking trail, basketball courts, a pavilion and exercise equipment. This park has two playgrounds next to each other. Read the full review...

67. FJ “Red” Kane Park in Arlington
6500 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX
Safety Rating A*

With two playgrounds separated by age, FJ “Red” Kane Park is suitable for all ages but definitely favors the 5- to 12-year-olds. Preschoolers have a modest climbing structure with a racing slide. Read full review...

68. Flag Pole Hill Park in Dallas
8015 Doran Circle
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating A*

Go for the views and the wide-open spaces — the playground overlooks the flagpole that the historical, 107-acre park is named after; take a detour down the paved trail toward the flagpole. Read full review... 

69. Foncine Settlement Park
15350 Appaloosa Dr.
Frisco, TX
Our Grade: 5/5
Safety Rating: A

This seven-acre park will be a hit with science-loving kids. The large covered playground has a prehistoric archeological feel with a hint of outer space. Kids can climb numerous rock walls and discover fossils engraved on the equipment. Read full review...

70. Ford Park East
705 Whitman Dr.
Allen, TX
Safety Rating: A

Active families could easily while away the day at Ford Park East in Allen. The expansive park was developed in 1986 as Allen’s first athletic complex and offers everything from baseball and soccer fields to hike and bike trails. Kids will gravitate toward the colorful playground area. Read full review...

71. Fort Wildflower at Heritage Park
800 Spinks Rd.
Flower Mound, TX
Safety Rating: A

Fort Wildflower playground is the newest addition to Heritage Park in Flower Mound. The 12,500-square-foot community-built playground offers play features adapted from the drawings of local elementary students and was built with the help of numerous volunteers. Read full review...

72. Fort Worth's Patricia LeBlanc Park
6300 Granbury Cut Off St
Fort Worth, TX
Safety Rating A*

With not-so-high twisty slides and ramps for easy access, Patricia LeBlanc Park, home to one of Fort Worth’s two accessible playgrounds, allows kids of all ages and abilities to play independently and creatively. Kids scramble (or roll) from climbing walls and tire swings to the interactive sensory stations that play water sounds and animal calls. Read full review...

73. Founders Park
851 Hensley Lane
Wylie, TX
Our Grade: 4.9/5

DFWChild Favorite // The main attraction is the Pirate’s Cove Playground, a sprawling, castle-like maze of slides, climbing features and cool extras like musical chimes and a sandbox. The playground also boasts an impressive 13 swings. Read full review...

74. Friendship Park
12700 Hornbeam Drive
Dallas, TX 75243
Safety Rating: A*
Grade: 4/5

A colorful native plant garden greets you when you first arrive (stroll in, or park on Hornbeam Drive). At the playground area, a few trees provide dappled shade as kids explore the two play sets. Read full review...

75. Friendship Park
525 Polo Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX
Safety Rating: A

Friendship Park is an ideal park if you have kids of multiple ages. It has two large play structures designed for ages 2–5 and 5–12, and their design allows you to view your children easily on any equipment in the park. A special feature of this playground is its large sandbox. Read full review...

76. Fritz Park
312 E. Vilbig
Irving, TX
Safety Rating: A

It’s no surprise that with three playground areas, room to roam and numerous trees, Fritz Park in Irving is a bustling hub of activity on nearly any day of the week. Kids of all ages have plenty to explore on the sprawling playground while parents escape the sun in nearby shade. Read full review...

77. Garland's Coomer Park
534 Apollo Road
Garland, TX
Safety Rating A*

Kids feel like they're in the wild as they explore this jungle-themed playground. Tall plastic "treetops" stationed over the play set provide minimal shade. Read more here.. 

78. Gateway Park in Dallas
2324 North Jim Miller Rd.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Gateway Park has two separate playsets (one for ages 2–5 and one for ages 5–12) with monkey bars, a climbing wall and toy that functions much like the old-time telephone game with tin cans. Read full review...

79. Germany Park
6401 Lomo Alto Drive
Dallas, TX
Our Grade: 4/5

The surface of the playground is a smooth rubberized material, ideal for new walkers. There is a baseball-themed tic-tac-toe board in the play structure. Younger kids will enjoy the realistic looking boulders with holes to crawl through. Read full review...

80. Glencoe Park in Dallas
3700 Glencoe St
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating A*

Glencoe Park is surrounded by trees, and the new playground has built-in awnings to keep kids shaded. While preschoolers explore the two small slides, climbing board and solar system-themed tic-tac-toe board on the play set for ages 2–5, big kids can clamber through an obstacle course of climbing equipment. Read full review...

81. Gussie Field Watterworth Park
2610 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX
Safety Rating: B*

Entertainment for the whole family can be found in abundance between the nearby rose garden, horseshoe pits, basketball court, tennis courts and covered picnic area. Read the full review...

82. Gussie Field Watterworth Park in Farmers Branch
2610 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
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Kids of all ages stay entertained for hours on the park’s four play sets, which combine for a whopping 15 slides and six swings. Each play set offers something unique. Read full review here...

83. Hackberry Park
1600 Rio Grande Dr.
Plano, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

You’ll feel like you’re in Swiss Family Robinson when you step foot on this tree house-style playground. Kids can peer through a telescope, hop over “tree stumps” or play with items on a pretend bookshelf featuring adventure novels and jars of bugs. Read full review...

84. Haggard Park
901 E. 15th Street
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A

Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park provides a scenic escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. The 5.5-acre park is meticulously landscaped and boasts a pond, chessboards, a playground and walking paths. Read full review...

85. Handley Park
6201 Beaty St.
Fort Worth, TX
Our Grade: 3/5
Safety Rating: B

The rainbow-colored playground will attract kiddos of all ages — even the benches are multicolored. There is one large play structure that is divided by a rail. Little kids have their own side that’s lower to the ground with matching games and slides. Read full review...

86. Harold Bacchus Community Park in Frisco
13995 Main St
Frisco, TX
Safety Rating A*

This sports-themed park, finished last year, provides many opportunities for fun — including four playgrounds. Two are tucked in each of the park’s baseball diamond clusters, a third borders sports fields along Pinebridge, and the fourth is at the northeast corner of the parking lot off Main. Read full reveiw..

87. Heritage Park
203 Cullum Drive
Euless, TX 76040
Safety Rating: B*

There is only one play structure for all ages and the side for younger kids has a wheelchair ramp, but you have to travel over uneven gravel to access it. Read full review...

88. Holford Park
2420 N. Shiloh Rd.
Garland, TX
Safety Rating: A

Located right next door to Garland’s Holford Recreation Center and Holford Pool is the Holford Park playground, a multicolor playground with plenty to offer busy kids. Read full review...

89. Holman D. Rhoton Park
2250 Ridgedale Drive
Carrollton, TX
Our Grade: 3/5

Big kids will love the climbing net, crawling tube, double slide and musical pipes. They’ll also love getting to swing and spin with a buddy on the tire swing. However, the lack of equipment for younger kids may not make this park worth the drive. Read full review...

90. Hope Park
8000 McKinney Road
Frisco, TX
Our Grade: 4/5

Hope Park opened just last year and is an all-inclusive playground for local children. The playground features accessible swings, a cochlear implant-friendly slide and a spongy floor surface suitable for wheelchairs. Read full review...

91. Horseshoe Park in Plano
4012 Roundrock Trail
Plano, TX 75023

Although a little worn down, the playground at Horseshoe Park offers fun, if traditional, features for kids. The highlight is a large swing area, with six swings for big kids and two baby swings. Read full review here...

92. Hurwitz Park
608 N. Nursery
Irving, TX
Safety Rating: A

If you live close by, Hurwitz Park is a great option for outdoor fun. With everything from a football field to basketball courts and a large playground area, there is something for every member of the family. The playground is a bit dated with some signs of wear. Read full review...

93. Iris Lane Park
1303 Iris Ln.
Lewisville, TX
Our Grade: 5/5
Safety Rating: A

The playground features an electronic interactive space that teaches kids about wild animals. It also has an area dedicated to musical play. Two large awnings shade the entire playground. Read full review...

94. J.W. Williams Park
1605 High Pointe Lane
Cedar Hill, TX
Our Grade: 4/5

J.W. Williams Park in Cedar Hill is the ideal park for active, older children. The park has a unique exercise course. For older kids or adults, this course is a welcome addition to their exercise routine. Read full review...

95. Jaycee Park
14229 Dennis Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Safety Rating: A*

The dinosaur-themed playground is larger than most playgrounds and offers a variety of swings, slides, monkey bars and tunnels to keep kids busy. Read full review...

96. Joe Skiles Park in Denton
1721 Stonegate Drive
Denton, TX 76205
Safety Rating: B*

The play area in this 5.5-acre park has five slides with a rock climbing entrance to get to the top, four swings and lots of shade. Read full review...

97. Josey Ranch Lake Park
1440 Keller Springs Rd.
Carrollton, TX
Safety Rating: A

Josey Ranch Lake Park is situated on a 100-acre greenbelt connecting Thomas Park and Jimmy Porter Park. The Josey Ranch Lake Park includes a 50-acre sports complex, a 3.5-acre lake with a fishing pier, picnic areas and a playground. Read full review...

98. Julian Feild Park
1531 E. Broad St.
Mansfield, TX
Our Grade: 3/5
Safety Rating: A

Julian Feild Park is ideal if you are introducing a little one to playgrounds. The climbing equipment is simple, the structure is low to the ground and the slides are short, making it perfect for toddlers. Read full review...

99. Katherine Rose Memorial Park
303 N. Walnut Creek Dr.
Mansfield, TX
Safety Rating: A

You’ll forget you’re in the city at beautiful Katherine Rose Memorial Park in Mansfield. The park holds attractions for everyone, including basketball and sand volleyball courts, covered pavilions, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and an all-accessible playground. Read full review...

100. Katie Jackson Park in Dallas
4900 Haverwood Lane
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: B*

The small play set features a rock climbing wall, monkey bars, two slides, a fireman’s pole, a built-in music toy and a telescope, which doesn’t actually work. Read full review...

101. Keeler Park in Irving
520 S. Rogers Road
Irving, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Keeler Park is a small park with no frills, which means it is not particularly exciting for kids. The playset has only one double slide made of metal, which can get really hot on bare legs during the day. Read full review...

102. Kerr Park
13226 Kerr Trail
Farmers Branch, TX
Safety Rating: A

The playground is very simple and consists only of a single slide, two swings and a climbing structure. For those who live nearby, it’s not a bad option for an hour or so of playtime. Read full review...

103. Kid Country Playground
260 E. Parkway Blvd.
Coppell, TX
Safety Rating: A

Andy Brown Park’s Kid Country Playground in Coppell is one of a kind. The recently revamped and reopened playground is the result of financial donations from members of the community and ideas contributed by elementary students in local schools. Read full review...

104. Kids Colony 2
5151 N. Colony Blvd.
The Colony, TX
Safety Rating: A

DFWChild Favorite // Kids Colony 2 has much to offer in the way of family fun. The brand-new playground is the result of the collaboration of The Colony community members who raised funds for the project before joining forces for a community build. Read full review...

105. Kiest Park
3080 S. Hampton Road
Dallas, TX
Our Grade: 4/5

This wheelchair accessible playground has three large play structures for all ages. There are more than just swings and slides for little ones; a teeter-totter, metal cars, trivia games, drums, bells, tic-tac-toe and much more will keep the kids busy. Read full review...

106. Knoll Park
1663 Knoll Ridge Cir.
Corinth, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

This narrow park is a hidden gem pleasantly shaded by trees. The playground boasts areas for learning letters, shapes, sign language and important symbols like left, right and 9-1-1. Read full review...

107. Lakewood Park
7143 Williamson Rd.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

Find refuge from the summer sun at the well-shaded Lakewood Park. Set back off of busy Williamson Road in East Dallas, Lakewood Park is a suitable destination for active families seeking a bit of nature in the heart of the city. Read full review...

108. Les Lacs Park in Addison
3901 Beltway Drive
Addison, TX
Safety Rating: A*

This playground has swings for two age groups, spring riders, a music play station, monkey bars, a braille educational panel and lots of climbing and sliding apparatuses. Read full review...

109. Liberty Park
1200 Mill Valley Rd.
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: B

Liberty Park in Plano is a quiet neighborhood park with numerous nooks and crannies to explore. Kids will love soaring on the swings and zipping down the large tunnel slide but the 23.5-ton 1950’s model tank will likely steal the show. Read full review...

110. Lively Pointe Park
909 N. O'Connor Rd.
Irving, TX
Safety Rating: A

Located directly across from Irving High School, Lively Pointe Park is part of a youth cultural center sitting just past a popular skate park and aquatic center. The name of the park is fitting, as it has become a popular hangout for lively school-aged children. Read full review...

111. Lower Sellmeyer Park
600 Sellmeyer Ln.
Highland Village, TX
Safety Rating: A

This quaint one-acre playground is nestled in the heart of Highland Village and conveniently located just minutes away from biking and hiking trails that run the course of the city. While the playground has suffered sun damage, the slides and monkey bars were clean and showed no signs of rust. Read full review...

112. Lt. Russell Steindam Park in Plano
4501 Quincy Lane
Plano, TX 75024
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Though the colors are faded from full sun exposure, the yellow and blue playground has multiple play sets and plenty of room for kids to run and play. One structure has five slides, a climbing tunnel and a built-in tic-tac-toe set. Read full review here...

113. MacArthur Park
400 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Coppell, TX
Safety Rating: A

Located on the cusp of Carrollton and Coppell, MacArthur Park sits just south of River Chase Elementary School and steps away from a fire station. The 17-acre park features a large playground in the center of several baseball fields, perfect for batting practice or a pick-up game. Read full review...

114. Marcus Park
3003 Northaven Rd.
Dallas, TX
Our Grade: 2/5
Safety Rating: B

Big kids will enjoy three levels of climbing and getting lost in the maze of tubes and bridges. There is a covered pavilion and baseball fields next to the playground. Read full review...

115. Martha Pointer Park
2742 Scott Mill Rd.
Carrollton, TX
Safety Rating: A

Martha Pointer Park in Carrollton is a standard, no-frills playground. Separate play structures keep ages 2–5 and 5–12 entertained, with new hardware on the swings for younger children and a tire swing kiddos will enjoy spinning and swinging on. Read full review...

116. Mary Heads Carter Park
2320 Heads Lane
Carrollton, TX
Our Grade: 5/5
Safety Rating: A

Kids could spend hours exploring every nook and cranny of this expansive park. There is a play structure for ages 2–5 and a massive wheelchair-accessible playground with three levels for ages 5–12. Read full review...

117. Mayfair Park
1725 Norwood
Hurst, TX
Safety Rating: A

Mayfair Park has a wonderful playground for children of all abilities. It is wheelchair-accessible and contains a wide ramp running throughout the playground structure. Read full review...

118. McCord Park
2050 FM 423
Little Elm, TX
Our Grade: 5/5
Safety Rating: A

This futuristic playground is less than a year old and features one-of-a-kind play equipment. Kids can climb through a giant spherical jungle gym and lie down in a basket-shaped hammock swing. Read full review...

119. McKenna Park
700 N. Bonnie Brae St.
Denton, TX
Our Grade: 3/5
Safety Rating: B

This playground has eight slides and climbing areas connected together like an obstacle course. It also has a swingset with two big kid swings and two baby swings, a basketball court and a water fountain for cooling down after play. Read full review...

120. McKinney's Al Ruschhaupt Park
2701 N. Brook Drive
McKinney, TX
Safety Rating A*

The impressively large play structure at Al Ruschhaupt Park is tucked away in a quiet area with minimal traffic. Surrounded by paved walking rrails and a bounty of trees, the log cabin-themed play areas is chock-full of slides, ladders and siwngs. Read full review...

121. McPherson Park in Colleyville
240 W. McDonwell School Road
Colleyville, TX
Safety Rating: A*

The play structure for ages 5–12 consists of one slide and all types of climbing ropes. Your climber will love it; others may find it lacking. Read full review...

122. Meadowlake Park in Lewisville
1430 Brazos Blvd.
Lewisville, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Outfitted with three slides, four swings, two sets of monkey bars and a rock-climbing wall keep kids entertained. For parents, there’s a covered gazebo with open sightlines to the entire playground. Read full review...

123. Monarch Park
610 Cambridge Dr.
Fairview, TX
Safety Rating: A

Your little adrenaline junkies will love scaling the imitation rock at Monarch Park – making it a prime destination for older kids. The park, tucked away in Fairview’s Summerhill Farms subdivision, across the street from Lovejoy Elementary School, boasts a sprawling playground. Read full review...

124. Morningstar Park
3600 Morningstar Ln.
Farmers Branch, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

Other than the main play structure, there’s a music section with instruments, a climbing wall and boulder, animal spring toys and construction equipment complete with a functioning crane. Read full review...

125. Morris Berney Park
6312 Rosemont Ave.
Fort Worth, TX
Safety Rating: A

Small but well-maintained Morris Berney Park, tucked in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood off Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth, is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day with your kids. Read full review...

126. Mulholland Park
3206 Mulholland Drive
Corinth, TX
Our Grade: 3.75/5

This quiet neighborhood park located on 1.6 acres offers swings and a fully shaded playground, containing playscapes for both big kids and small kids. It also offers grills and a picturesque gazebo, perfect for afternoon cookouts. Read full review...

127. Murphy Central Park
550 N. Murphy Road
Murphy, TX
Safety Rating A*

In addition to two slides, the futuristic structure boasts a climbing wall, a half-circle climbing net and funky poles that spin. Read full review...

128. Nette Shultz Park in Denton
1517 Mistywood Lane
Denton, TX
Safety Rating: A

There are two different play sets for kids of different ages that provide a total of nine slides, four swings, a rock-climbing wall, two play tunnels and monkey bars. Read full review...

129. Newby Park in Fort Worth
1105 Jerome St.
Fort Worth, TX
Safety Rating: B*

Newby Park has four swings (including two baby swings), six slides, two spring riders, a mini rock climbing wall and a couple game panels. Read full review...

130. Nichols Park in Irving
2310 E. Newton Circle
Irving, TX
Safety rating: A*

The play set has four slides, four swings, climbing sections, toy drums and other built-in games. It’s also covered, which helps keep kids cool. Read full review...

131. North Lake Ranch Park in Irving
1317 Ranch Trail
Irving, TX
Safety Rating: A*

The baby play set had three slides, and the older kid play set had two. There was a small field for practicing soccer or football, and a half court basketball court on turf for practice shooting hoops. Read full review...

132. Northaven Park in Dallas
3875 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A*

This neighborhood park could use a little TLC with its paint-chipped equipment and scarce woodchip filling, but your kids won’t mind once they spot the three swings, four slides, monkey bars and more. Read full review...

133. Oak Creek Park
2537 Oak Creek Dr.
Carrollton, TX
Safety Rating: A

Adjacent to the Oak Creek Tennis Center in Northeast Carrollton, Oak Creek Park is a great destination for fun-seeking families in search of a picturesque park. The park has a pavilion, practice field and basketball court, but the sprawling playground steals the show. Read full review...

134. Olde City Park
112 S. Ballard Ave.
Wylie, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

There’s a lot to do at Olde City Park. Aside from two play structures, there’s also a stand-alone slide, a swing set with bucket swings and a jungle gym. Read full review...

135. Orchard Valley Park
1133 Brittany Place
Lewisville, TX
Safety Rating: A*

This playground has two regular swings and two baby swings and a climbing section with monkey bars and climbing rings. It is near a shady wooded trail, perfect during the glaring summertime sun. Read the full review...

136. Orchards Park in Allen
1705 Lake Travis Drive
Allen, TX
Safety Rating A*

Kids love the 10 slides of all shapes and heights at this bright new playground. To reach the four tallest slides, big kids scale a towering three-story play structure with many different ladders and climbing poles. Read full review...

137. Park in the Woods
6801 Mountain Creek Pkwy.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

If your little ones love to explore the outdoors, Park in the Woods is perfect for you. Surrounding the playground is a wooded area, which provides plenty of shade and helps Park in the Woods live up to its name. Plenty of benches and picnic tables provide space for Mom and Dad to relax while the kids play. Read full review...

138. Parkhill Park
5100 S. Robinson Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX
Our Grade: 3/5
Safety Rating: A

Kids will love the crisscrossing crawling tubes, which make it fun to navigate their way through the playground. However, there is only one play structure and it’s designed for ages 5–12. Read full review...

139. Perryman Park in The Colony
4930 S. Colony Blvd.
The Colony, TX 75056
Safety Rating: A*

Perryman Park’s brightly hued equipment looks new and welcoming for climbers and sliders of all ages. The play set designed for older children has three slides. Read full review...

140. Pirie Park in Arlington
1016 West Cedar St
Arlington, TX
Safety Rating: A*

The playground intended for ages 5–12 features a rope bridge connecting two play structures, a plastic climbing wall, a set of monkey bars and an upright climbing web made of reinforced rope. Read full review...

141. Plaza Feliz Park
570 Tienda
Irving, TX
Safety Rating: A

Tucked away in the Las Colinas La Villita community is the Plaza Feliz playground. The fenced-in playground offers plenty of shade from nearby trees and two separate play areas for children ages 2–5 and 5–12. Read full review...

142. Pleasant Oaks Park
8701 Greenmound Ave.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

Spend a whole day at Pleasant Oaks, a park and recreation center complete with playground equipment, tennis courts, fields and a swimming pool. Read full review...

143. Point North Park in Richardson
725 Synergy Park Blvd.
Richardson, TX
Safety Rating: B*

The playground for bigger kids has a twisty and straight slide, swinging bars you hold onto, a climbing ladder and a pretend steering wheel. The play set for tots has two slides, a tic-tac-toe set, two climbing ladders, monkey bars and three pretend steering wheels. Read full review...

144. Prairie Meadow Park
3225 Caravan Dr.
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A

This playground is nestled in between the Maribelle M. Davis Library and Matthews Elementary School and features a large field complete with swing sets. The playground structure appears to be brand new with large canopies towering above, creating much-needed shade. Read full review...

145. Prairie Park
S. Bagdad Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX
Safety Rating: A

Tucked away in northeast Grand Prairie between 26th and 27th streets is Prairie Park. The park features a bright, cheery playscape equipped with slides, swings and other kid favorites in crayon red, yellow and blue. Read full review...

146. Preston North Park
5400 Preston North Dr.
Frisco, TX
Safety Rating: A

Bring your little Spider-Man (or Spider-Girl!) to the Preston North Park in Frisco where he can climb to his heart’s content. This playground provides fun alternatives to the typical fireman pole and curly slide. Read full review...

147. Raldon-Lake Cities Park
800 Foxwood Place
Lewisville, TX
Our Grade: 3/5
Safety Rating: B

The play area for ages 2–5 has large car and train toys big enough for several children to fit into at once. The play area for kids 5–12 has four slides and a small rock-climbing wall. Read full review...

148. Reverchon Park
3505 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

Signage is very clear as to what equipment is for which group of children and the appropriate rules and behavior required. Read full review...

149. Richardson's Heights Park
801 N. Floyd Road
Richardson, TX
Safety Rating A*

Older kids love the three-story-tall play set for ages 5–12, where they can climb to the enclosed top level before sliding down one of two tube slides, or stop on the second level to look out over the park through a telescope. Read full review...

150. River Legacy Park
703 NW. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX
Safety Rating: A

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind playground for your kids? Designed to look like a giant tree house, River Legacy Park has a playground unlike any other. Kids will feel as if they’re playing in the treetops and interacting with wildlife. Read full review...

151. Riverchase Park
1401 Glade Point
Coppell, TX
Safety Rating: A

Coppell’s Riverchase Park may not boast the bells and whistles of larger area parks, but it’s a quaint playground that still holds plenty of appeal for kids who are looking to burn off steam by swinging, sliding and climbing. Parents will appreciate the overhang that shades the playground. Read full review...

152. Rockwood Park
701 N. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX
Safety Rating: A

Fort Worth’s Rockwood Park, located at the far end of the Rockwood baseball fields, is a pleasant and quiet area. The playground is designed for ages 2–12 and has the standard equipment: two slides for toddlers; two slides for bigger kids; tunnels; swings and an old favorite, the merry-go-round. Read full review...

153. Rose Haggar Park in Dallas
18100 Campbell Road
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating A*

This is the jungle gym of your little climber’s dreams. He can make his way from one end of the large obstacle course to the other, navigating rope ladders, balance beams, crawl-throughs and parts that spin when you climb. Read full review...

154. Royal Park in Dallas
3461 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX
Safety rating: B*

With four swings, two spring riders, eight slides and two separate play structures for toddlers and older kids, your little balls of energy will have plenty to do at this modest neighborhood park. Read full review...

155. Running Bear Park
2601 S. Story Rd.
Irving, TX
Safety Rating: A

Running Bear Park in Irving has the perfect playground for any child who loves the water, boats or just playing pirates. This unique playground is designed to look like a large ship sailing across the water, with large plastic frogs and alligators for kids to climb on. Read full review...

156. Russell Creek Park in Plano
3500 McDermott Rd.
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A

Russell Creek Park in Plano is a large community park with baseball and basketball complexes, a sand volleyball pit, soccer fields and plentiful space for roaming. The park also has a small lake, hiking trails and a playground area. Read full review...

157. Russell Eagleton Playground for All in Azle
1000 Stribling Drive
Azle, TX
Safety rating: A*

The playground features adaptive swings and wheelchair access to the larger of the two play structures. Head further into the park to spend some time on the shore of Eagle Mountain Lake. Read full review...

158. Salmon Park in Sachse
4302 Williford Road
Sachse, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Older kids will love racing others down the big triple slides, while younger kids can race each other down the smaller double slides, or swing on the playground’s two swings. Read full review...

159. Santa Fe Park
2820 Oak Grove Dr.
Plano, TX 75074
Safety Rating: A

Santa Fe Park is built to look like a treehouse from both the outside and inside, complete with green leaves on top. The inside is decorated, so kids can pretend they’re looking out the windows of a house. Read full review...

160. Shadow Glen Park
1815 Altacrest Dr.
Grapevine, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

The playground is large for a neighborhood park and has two play structures and swings. It also has an animal theme with interactive equipment where kids can listen to animal sounds. Read full review...

161. Shawnee Park in Plano
3380 Sherwood Drive
Plano, TX 75074
Safety Rating: A*
Our Score: 4.5/5

Shawnee Park’s two-tiered playground has features to make everyone in the family happy. On the play set for ages 2–5, kids will find a racing slide, several climbing ladders and a built-in matching game. Read full review...

162. Shoshoni Park in Plano
3450 Hillridge Drive
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A*

There are four slides, including a twisty slide and a double-racing slide, and there are four swings, two with baby seats. Read full review...

163. Sonora Park
263 S. New Hope Rd.
Kennedale, TX
Safety Rating: C

If you’re looking for more than just a playground, Sonora Park is a great place to visit. Kennedale’s largest park contains a duck pond, covered pavilion, splash pad, playground, fishing pier, disc golf course and walking trails spread across 22 acres. Read full review...

164. South Lakes Park
556 Hobson Ln.
Denton, TX
Safety Rating: B

Your child can be king for a day at South Lakes Park in Denton, a tucked-away gem full of adventure for kids of all ages. The large castle-like wooden playground area sits in the center of a large park with plenty of open areas for running and ample parking. Read full review...

165. Spring Meadow Park
1405 Summerplace Drive
Allen, TX
Our Grade: 3.5/5

Three orange slides that twist and turn give the taller structure the appeal of a water park attraction, and the two climbing structures provide more adventure for older kids. Younger ones will find a play structure that’s more their size. Read full review...

166. Stephen's Green Park
15579 Christopher Ln.
Frisco, TX
Safety Rating: A

Adjacent to Frisco’s Ashley Elementary School, Stephen’s Green is a clean, cheery neighborhood park full of amusements for kids of all ages. Read full review...

167. Stoney Hollow Park in Plano
4030 Coldwater Creek Lane
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A*

This blue wonderland—seriously, this playground is completely blue!—offers a fun place to play for kids and beautiful scenery for mom and dad. Read full review...

168. Sycamore Park
2525 E. Rosedale St.
Fort Worth, TX
Safety Rating: B

Sycamore Park is a burst of color sitting right off of Rosedale Street in Fort Worth. Surrounded by trees, this shady playground is a great place for moms to relax and kids to run wild. Read full review...

169. Tejas Park
920 Bass Dr.
Plano, TX
Our Grade: 2/5
Safety Rating: B

This playground is not incredibly special, but it is a short walk for residents in the surrounding area. Little acrobats can swing around on the monkey bars featured at the park or climb the several metal appendages on the play structure. Read full review...

170. The Green at The Shops at Park Lane in Dallas
8080 Park Lane
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A*

This modest playground within the Shops at Park Lane makes for the perfect pit stop when your kids reach their quota of dressing rooms and check out lines. Read full review...

171. Town Park
500 N. Main St.
Mansfield, TX
Safety Rating: A

Two playgrounds, lighted basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, horse shoe pits, an amphitheater, grills, restroom facilities, picnic tables and a covered pavilion are just the beginning at Town Park, located off of North Main Street in Mansfield. Read full review...

172. TownCenter Park
Municipal Drive
Kennedale, TX
Our Grade: 5/5

This playground not only has swings and two play structures, but it also has a merry-go-round and four bouncy spring toys to ride on. The play structure for ages 2–5 has a train and car theme to go along with the bouncy spring toys. Read full review...

173. Trinity Park Playground in Fort Worth
2401 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Safety Rating: A*

The playground is huge — and pretty busy on weekends. There are three large play structures, one meant for tots and two intended for school-age children (though none of the structures have signs with appropriate ages). 
Read full review...

174. Unity Park
2200 Briarhill Blvd.
Highland Village, TX
Our Grade: 4/5

Kids have the run of the kingdom inside the Kid’s Kastle, an expansive wooden play place with towers, a pirate ship, cargo nets, swings and more. Read full review...

175. Urbandale Park in Dallas
7400 Ireland Ave.
Dallas, TX 75227

The brand-new playground at Urbandale Park may be on the small side, but it offers a fun, obstacle course-like climbing experience for ages 5–12. Read full review here...

176. Valley View Park
7000 Valley View Ln.
Dallas, TX
Safety Rating: A

Make sure your kiddos are wearing good tennis shoes at Valley View Park; they can literally climb the walls here. Two play structures for ages 2–5 and 5–12 keep adventures on the side of safety with age-appropriate climbing walls and nets. Read full review...

177. Valley View Park
908 Highland Drive
Arlington, TX
Our Grade: 4/5

The structure for big kids has three levels, with slides on the top two. The play structure for ages 2–5 has a double slide so little ones can slide with a buddy. A concrete walkway surrounds the park, so bring your bikes, trikes and strollers. Read full review...

178. Vandergriff Park
2800 S. Center St.
Arlington, TX
Safety Rating: A

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend time outdoors, make a day of it at Vandergriff Park – hitting the playground, tennis courts, baseball fields, swimming pool, horseshoe pits and pavilions. Vandergriff boasts many open grassy areas that are great for picnics or kicking around a soccer ball. Read full review...

179. Veterans Park Playground in Arlington
3600 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX
Safety Rating: A*

Younger kids have their own small climbing wall. Older kids have a tube slide and 3 levels of climbing equipment. There are spinning toys and swings for all ages. Read full review...

180. Village Park
3000 Saddle Brook Dr.
Highland Village, TX
Our Grade: 5/5
Safety Rating: A

DFWChild Favorite // This forest-themed playground, designed by Landscape Structures, was built with the intention to help children appreciate nature and the world around them. Read full review...

181. Villages of Bear Creek Park
1951 Bear Creek Pkwy
Euless, TX
Safety Rating: A

Nature lovers can spend the day playing and exploring at the Villages of Bear Creek Park. Two playgrounds sit right off a three-mile nature trail complete with plant and tree identification signs. The abundance of trees provides plenty of shade for both playgrounds. Read full review...

182. W. Cecil Winters Park
1330 Spring Creek Dr.
Garland, TX
Safety Rating: A

Situated near summer hot spot Hawaiian Falls and Spring Creek Elementary School is the W. Cecil Winters Park playground. Kids’ eyes are sure to turn to saucers once they spot the tall twisty slides and unusual climbing walls. Read full review...

183. Ward Steenson Park
2050 E. Jackson Rd.
Carrollton, TX
Our Grade: 4/5
Safety Rating: A

This is your basic community park, without any bells and whistles. There are two play structures for older and younger kids, with age appropriate climbing equipment, and kids will love the variety of slides the park offers. Read full review...

184. Williams Park in University Park
6479 Park St
Dallas, TX 75205
Safety Rating: A*

No more unloading shoes full of wood chips — with a newly poured rubber surface, this playground is now splinter-free. The city also recently expanded the playground’s age range, adding a second play structure for ages 5–12 to supplement the preexisting equipment for younger kiddos.
Read full review here...

185. Willowcreek Park in Plano
2101 Jupiter Road
Plano, TX
Safety Rating: A

Five slides, four baby swings, two spring-loaded motorcycles, one tunnel slide, monkey bars, a balance game and a seesaw are available for endless entertainment. Read full review...

186. Woodhaven Grove Park in Richardson
700 Audelia Road
Richardson, TX
Safety rating: A*

Older kids will enjoy playing on the bigger playset, which has four slides, three climbing sections (including a mini rock wall) and games built into the sides. Read full review...

187. Woodland West Park
3200 Norwood Dr.
Arlington, TX
Our Grade: 5/5
Safety Rating: A

The play structure for older kids has three levels with slides, climbing walls and nets. The structure for younger kids has slides, musical bells and a steering wheel, so kiddos can get some driving practice in early. Read full review...

188. Woods Park in Corinth
1128 Postwood Drive
Corinth, TX
Our Grade: 2/5

The small, side-by-side play sets at Woods Park are covered, providing maximum shade on sunny days. The play set designed for older children has one slide, steering wheel-shaped monkey bars and funky circular climbing structures. Read full review...

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