Playtime

Since my husband and I recently added a two-year-old to our household, I’m re-exploring Austin’s parks with a new perspective. One of my favorite neighborhood parks has long been Shipe Park, and it still is. Shipe is a small park, but I find it has everything I want. Here’s what I think makes a good park to bring small children to:

  • A shady playground with shaded seating for parents, too
  • Working, unlocked restrooms
  • Enough play equipment for the number of users, so the kids aren’t trampling all over each other
  • Some natural areas for kids to escape the pre-fabricated plastic playground and explore the wonders of plants, bugs, creeks, etc.

I’d be interested in hearing what you think makes a park a good plays for tots, and what other Austin parks rate highly on your list for them.

2017-04-05T22:29:54+00:00 November 7th, 2008|Children's Programming, Parks|0 Comments