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Central Park in Lewisville

Overall Grade: A (20 points/24 points)

Lots of shade
+ Restrooms
Plenty of parking
 Signs of wear and tear
– Some rust

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. The park sprawls over nearly 40 acres, with two picnic pavilions, restrooms, a one-mile trail and a playground system. Like the park, the playground shows its age in a few spots. But it still scored an A* on NorthTexasChild’s Safety Report Card for a safe and fun design. Shrouded by numerous trees, the Central Park playground is a great option for families seeking refuge from the sun during the blistering summer months. There are separate playscapes for children big and small; the playgrounds, however, are separated by a good 10 yards, so bring your running shoes. Parking is plentiful and grills are conveniently spaced throughout Central Park; bring your burgers and hot dogs and plan to spend the day. 1899 S. Edmonds Ln., Lewisville. 

*Based on the National Program for Playground Safety’s Report Card at playgroundsafety.org
This review was distributed to the City of Lewisville Parks and Recreation for further review and/or action.