Location: 1040 Parkdale Dr., tucked away in the middle of the Oakwood subdivision in Fairview.
What makes it noteworthy: Although only a small neighborhood park, kids love playing at Creekside Park. There are four 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.
Extras: Creekside Park features a covered gazebo, a small trail that circles the park and two bouncy toys. The downsides: There are no bathrooms, no swings for babies and only one playset with no signed indications of the intended age group.
Safety: This playground received an A* on the Playground Safety Report Card. Minor graffiti and minimal damage to a brick wall on the edge of the playground, which could pose a safety hazard, were the only points of concern.
+Four slides, two swings
+Built-in pirate toy
+Telescope to survey park
-Bricks coming off wall near playground
Overall grade: 3/5 stars
*Based on the National Program for Playground Safety’s Report Card at playgroundsafety.org