Welcome to our very first playground review!! We frequently see readers asking for playground recommendations. And if you’re like us, you probably only visit a select few so we thought that the best way to really recommend playgrounds would be to visit them all!
You know the kids were totally on board with this idea…because what kid doesn’t like exploring a new playground?
Our first playground is one of our favorites, but we chose it because I probably wouldn’t have known about it if it weren’t for my mom taking my daughter there while they waited for me to push out kid #2, my son. So we thought that maybe others may not be aware of it as well. If you’ve never been to Paulyground at Alpine Park you totally need to bring the kids out there!
The first thing I loved about this park was that it was very well shaded. There’s nothing worse than going to a playground and not even being able to play on it because the equipment is scorching hot from the summer sun. Plus, less worry about sunscreen! Bonus! The other thing I loved was that it has a rubber ground, which means no wood chips or pebbles getting lodged in shoes (or knees) and being dragged home with you. Plus, what I feel, would be a softer landing when the inevitable fall occurs. There’s plenty of space for kids of all ages to run and play, with 3 distinct areas for different age groups.
There are 3 different types of swings for varying ages and abilities. The baby swing is located within the playground itself, and the chair swings and regular swings are located a short distance away. There’s plenty of places for caregivers to sit and keep an eye on the kids (or catch up on reading) and they even have a picnic shelter. And a short walk up the hill and you have bathrooms for those littles that love to wait until the last minute to let you know they have to go.
If you want to do some exploring, Paulyground is conveniently located inside of Alpine Park. You can trek through the wooded areas, walk a trail, or fly a kite. And if you feel like making a day of it, Alpine Park Pool is located directly behind the playground!
Overall, as I said before, this is one of our favorite playgrounds to visit. I don’t have many complaints, and the kids think it’s the bee’s knees. If I had any complaints they would be that the swings for the older kids are kind of hard to see if you’re chasing a younger child around the playground. The swings happen to be in a less shaded area as well as awfully close to the road/parking. It can be a challenge to keep an eye on all of your kids if you have several in different age groups, particularly if you’re tending to a baby/toddler and your older kids are running around on the opposite side of the playground. But those are definitely not deal breakers and don’t take away from the fun!
Have you ever been to Paulyground? Did you love it as much as we did?
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