Finally! Spring is here and no more searching for ways to entertain your children indoors. There are a plethora of playgrounds in Chesterfield to keep children having fun and getting exercise.
From a state park playground to smaller ones nestled in neighborhoods; there is no shortage of playground options in Chesterfield.
(2428 Brook Forest Rd., Midlothian, VA, 23112) nestled in the Clarendon neighborhood, this large playground offers slides, a fire pole, “drums” and more. Clarendon Park also offers an adjacent field area and picnic table. Because of its location, the small park is rarely crowded making it an ideal place for playdates or a quiet picnic.
(5300 Ecoff Rd., Chester, VA, 23831) has a playground, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, disc golf course and a dog park. The playground is ideal for children under 5 with spring riders, small slides and swings.
With the large fields adjacent to the playground, Goyne Park provides plenty of room for kites, soccer and picnics. When your little one is ready to leave the playground area, stopping by the dog park to watch the canines play is always a highlight.
(10301 State Park Rd., Chesterfield, VA, 23832) is known for its popular hiking and biking trails; but, Pocahontas State Park also features a large playground.
The large play structure here is not only geared toward tots; it is a hit for all children. Enjoying the playground upon arrival is a must, as it is near the entrance and parking lot. After playing, try fishing in the lake or a walk through Beaver Lake Trail.
(201 Enon Church Rd., Chester, VA, 23836) is a unique park with two different playgrounds. The playground at the top of park is enormous, with swings, slides, fire poles and a “look-out”.
This playground actually has a tot-lot behind it for smaller children. Once your children are ready to leave this play area, following the insect trail will lead to a nature themed playground.
Kids will certainly love climbing on ladybugs, through bee hives and jumping off mushrooms. Adjacent to the nature themed playground is a trail that includes a floating boardwalk through a freshwater tidal marsh.
(3401 Courthouse Rd., North Chesterfield, VA, 23236) has a massive playground area with swings, slides, a sandbox, bridges and ramps.
There are several picnic tables surrounding the play structures to make lunch at the park easy. After enjoying the playgrounds, be sure to visit the Nature Center to see the turtles, snakes and other reptiles. Rockwood Park also features trails, tennis and basketball courts and a dog park.
(2341 Winterfield Rd., Midlothian, VA, 23113) was built in 2006 as a neighborhood gathering spot in the expansive Salisbury neighborhood. The mission of the park is to build community year round.
The playground offers variety for all ages. Favorites include: balance beams, a mountain climb, pirate ship and sand box. Currently, there are no picnic tables at Wishing Well Park. While the park consists solely of a playground, there are nearby attractions, like d Mid-Lothian Mines Park.
Residents in Chesterfield and surrounding areas are fortunate to have so many outdoor play options in the warmer months. Adding any of the above playgrounds to your day is a great way to be active and have fun.
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