Don’t let rain, snow or mud prevent you from having fun at the park! There are many mud-free playgrounds around Cincinnati that feature clean, rubber surfaces, which will help keep everyone mud-free and having fun!
Beech Acres Park
6910 Salem Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230
Beech Acres is another playground destination that every Cincinnati kid should experience at least once. The playground is large, handicap accessible, and has several different areas and themes to keep kids engaged. There is also a large sand play area and a seasonal spray ground!
5847 Irwin Simpson Rd., Mason, OH 45040
This 46-acre green space is perfect for all sorts of activities. The playground itself is entertaining for all ages with a designated spot for toddlers. It’s also mostly shaded, with plenty of benches, and other wide-open spaces to run around.
50 Thornton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45233
Fernbank Park is unique thanks to its beautiful location right along the river. The playground is large, mostly shaded, and has no mulch. You have to save time for a walk along the paved path that winds adjacent to the river.
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3834 Mason Montgomery Rd., Mason, OH 45040
This Mason park is a little climber’s dream come true and also a mom’s as there is no mulch! Toddlers will love the area that’s just for them and everyone will love the variety of things to do in the park.
4740 Playfield Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45226
This large, fenced-in playground offers a huge playground that will speak to every child’s imagination. There are also swings and other structures, all in a very shady area. And bonus that you can often see planes land and take off!
6100 Kopfler Court, Mason
Makino Park’s Common Ground Playground is a one-of-a-kind play space that encourages inclusivity and accessibility. This 23-acre park in Mason is the first of its kind in the area, with numerous features designed to make it a place for all. Sensory-friendly play structures, interactive elements, and a variety of different areas designed for kids from toddlers to elementary age make this a wonderful place for families with kids of different ages or developmental stages.
100 Ted Berry Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
If you have yet to visit Smale Riverfront Park, it definitely needs to top your list this spring and summer. The atmosphere can’t be beat with the river on one side and the skyline of downtown on the other and the playground is wonderfully unique. In addition to spots where kids can climb and slide, and even ride a flying pig, make sure to check out the multiple water fun areas throughout the park.
9200 Southfork Park Dr., Florence, KY 41042
This large park is hidden back in a neighborhood, but is definitely worth seeking out! The rubber ground and large play structures are great for all ages and make sure you head across the field to the creek, which is also a fun, natural playground that many take advantage of!
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4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242′
Summit Park in Blue Ash is arguably the most innovative playground in the city. This large park is constantly adding more and more exciting features, with a new playscape coming soon! And for now, enjoy the creative playground and paved walking trail that provide fun for everyone.
7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester Township, OH 45069
The playground and activities offered at Voice of America Park make it a destination all locals will enjoy. The playground is large and great for all ages and on a nice, summer day you can also take a boat for a spin on the large lake.
4764 West Fork Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247
Recently reopened and completely redone, West Fork Park is an incredible play space for all children. It has too many unique features to count, and even has a zip line for kids to test their bravery.
10073 Daly Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231
Parky’s Farm is known as a part of Winton Woods with plenty of animal fun, but it also has an amazing playground. This farm-themed play structure is large and appealing to many ages. There are also great spots for a picnic and other activities offered throughout the summer, plus Parky’s Ark, a super-fun splash park!
1322 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Possibly the newest park on the list, Ziegler Park has great urban feel, with plenty of creative fun for kids. The park is adjacent to the sprayground for even more hot, summer day fun.