Plan ahead your weekends to check out these 5 Ohio Playgrounds that are worth the drive!
Goebel Park Playground
Ok, so technically this one is Ohio-adjacent. This playground features slides, swings, climbing structures and gorgeous views of the Cincinnati skyline. Goebel Park is best known for it’s iconic German-style Carroll Chimes Clock Tower, which displays a charming mechanical puppet show of the Pied Piper on the hour, April through December. The clock tower also boasts a working carillon, which plays every hour as well.
Millstone Creek Park
Located just outside of Columbus, this playground is worth the drive. A mix of natural, traditional and futuristic elements make this playground truly one-of-a-kind. One side contains a colorful playground built on a rubberized surface. There are interactive, electronic games, musical instruments, and tons of spinning, slide-able and climbable structures. The other side is inspired by nature, with plants, slides, a stream, water pump and sandy area all mixed together.
Smale Riverfront Park
Located downtown, this park has it all: spraygrounds, playgrounds, larger-than-life games and musical instruments and even a flying pig. With lots of greenspace to enjoy a picnic, access to riverfront sidewalks and the Purple People Bridge and an indoor carousel, you can easily make a day out of this Cincinnati Park.
Washington Park Playground
What can we say — we adore this playground. Its features include a play castle, climbing wall, sandbox, dual slides, a canal boat in a stream and musical instruments – all creatively integrated into a safe and imaginative play environment for children of all ages. The play area is programmed with free activities for all families to enjoy — like craft-filled Saturdays and family movie nights in the summer.
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark
This Dayton MetroPark has a Children’s Garden unrivaled by any other, featuring lots of sensory play areas, different animal habitats and even a learning garden where kids can get hands-on experience. We especially love the musical garden (which features large, outdoor musical instruments) and the sandbox (because what kid doesn’t love a sandbox?)