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Best Playgrounds In DFW

August 30, 2013 5:00 AM

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Need a place to take the children to play? Don’t stay cooped up in the house this fall. Here are five of the best playgrounds in the DFW area.

Liberty Park
1200 Mill Valley Road
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 941-7250
www.parks.planotx.org

This community park has more than just a playground. With a shade pavilion, open sports fields and drinking fountains to quench your thirst from the sun, this park can entertain children of all ages, including you. This park prides itself in its playground, equipped with baby swings for your smallest little bundle of joy. Grab a picnic basket and head for the park. Liberate yourself from your house today and take the kiddos out to play.

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Pleasant Oaks Park
8701 Greenmound Ave.
Dallas, TX  75227
(214) 670-0941
www.dallasparks.org

Surrounded by trees, this play area is equipped with slides, swings, a climbing net and even a swimming pool. It’s a great way to get the family out of the house and out of the sun. No more worries about your child getting hurt while playing in the playground. There are separate play areas for your little ones up to the older kiddos to insure the safety of your child. This top-rated playground is worth the visit. So have a pleasant day with the family and play at Pleasant Oaks Park.

Greenville Sports Park
Leo Hackney Blvd.
Greenville, TX 75402
(903) 457-2994
www.ci.greenville.tx.us

Hidden away near Greenville High School in the Greenville Sports Park is Aunt Char’s Kid Zone. Bring a picnic basket because there are plenty of tables in the shade for a restful lunch while you’re out and about. If you’re trying to find somewhere for your little ones to expend some extra energy, this is the place to go. With slides, swings and sand to play on, your little ones will have a blast. From castles to climb on to rings to hang from, your kiddos are guaranteed to get quite the workout. So go visit Aunt Char and take the whole family.

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Exall Park & Recreation Center
1355 Adair St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 670-7812
www.bryanplace.org/ExallPark

With two separate playground areas, safety is certain, with big kids and small kids safely participating in play. It’s pet friendly with plentiful shade trees to bring you some relief from the summer’s soaking sun. This clean, well-kept play area is tucked away in downtown Dallas. So get ready to exhale and go for a run on one of the jogging trails while your kiddos are playing in the park. Downtown Dallas has never been more child-friendly.

Bent Tree Meadow Park
4302 Creekmeadow Drive
Dallas, TX 75287
(214) 670-4100
www.dallasparks.org

This Dallas park contains shaded playground areas to keep your kiddo cool and safe from the Dallas heat. With playgrounds separated, there are areas for children ages two to five and six to 12 to keep everyone happy and safe. This park is dog friendly so little Rover can take a walk with you and your family. No need to keep the family pet out of the family fun. From seesaws and swings to basketball courts, there is something for everyone at the Bent Tree Meadow Park.

Judy Serrano writes romantic thrillers at JudySerrano.com. She graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a BA in English. She is also a freelance writer for Examiner.com. She lives in Texas with her husband, four boys and five dogs.

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