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Top 10 Akron Playgrounds

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Kids love to play and the Akron area has some great playgrounds for kids. Playgrounds are safe places for kids to exercise, play with other kids, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Croghan Park

Croghan Park Akron Ohio
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Croghan Park is in the heart of Fairlawn, near Summit Mall. The playground is set on a safe rubberized surface and there are two play structures for ages 2-5 and 5-12. The playground includes a large swing set with infant swings, a rock climbing wall, telephone tubes, activity panels, spinning wheels, multiple level decks, playhouses, monkey bars, chin up bars, trapeze rings, loop climbing poles, and many kinds of slides. Other amenities include benches, large grassy open spaces, paved trail, tennis courts, handball courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, and drinking fountain.

Croghan Park
99 N Miller Rd.
Fairlawn, OH

Copley Road Soccer Complex Playground

Copley Road Soccer Complex Playground, Akron Ohio
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The recently built Copley Road Soccer Complex's primary purpose is for soccer. However, there is a great playground at the center of it all. This fenced in playground has a mulch surface, walking bridges, spiral climbers, steppers, large animal activity panels, and many different types of slides. This newly-developed area offers little shade. Other amenities include restrooms, soccer fields, soda vending machines, water fountain, benches, picnic tables, pavilion, and large open grassy areas.

Copley Road Soccer Complex Playground
1806 Copley Rd.
Akron, OH

Copley Community Park

Copley Community Park, Akron Ohio
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Copley Community Park has two large playgrounds for kids. Both playgrounds have separate play structures for ages 2-5 and 5-12. The playgrounds have swing sets with infant swings, walking bridges, tire swing, tunnels, cliff climber, climbing bars and walls, playhouses, and multiple slides. The play areas are set on mulch for safe playing. Parents can relax on the steel benches that surround the play areas. Other amenities include large grassy open spaces, soccer field, baseball field, hiking and paved trails, benches, picnic tables, pavilion, ponds, and streams.

Copley Community Park
3232 Copley Rd.
Copley, OH

Davenport Park

Davenport Park, Akron Ohio
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Davenport Park is an older park with lots of wide open spaces and charm. There are five play structures as well as swing sets in the large, open playground area. The toddler to age 5 playground is completely fenced in with two play structures. The playgrounds feature multi-level platforms, climbers, track ride, monkey bars, trapeze rings, activity panels, and many different types of slides. The area is shaded by large trees. Other amenities include basketball courts, tennis courts, seven baseball fields, restrooms, benches, picnic tables, a drinking fountain, and a pavilion.

Davenport Park
2685 Mogadore Rd.
Ellet, OH

Memorial Park

Memorial Park, Akron Ohio
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Memorial Park is located off of Tallmadge Circle. This 14-acre park has two play large structures for toddlers and primary school age kids on a mulch surface. The fenced-in playground has swing sets, walking bridges, playhouses with seating and tables, multi-level landings, climbing structures, chin-up bars, track ride, monkey bars, climbing chains, large sand box, trapeze rings, parallel bars, and many different slides. Other amenities include benches, picnic tables, a pavilion, walking paths, and ball fields.

Memorial Park
122 Southwest Ave.
Tallmadge, OH

Water Works Park

Water Works Park is known for its indoor water park. However, there is a playground located outside for all to enjoy for free. This playground includes climbing structures, chin-up bars, look outs, multi-level landings, activity panels, and many slides. Other amenities include a baseball field, a Canoe launch, a fishing pier, fitness and hiking trails, a horseshoe court, benches, picnic tables and shelters, grills, restroom facilities, a soccer field, and the for-pay indoor water park.

Water Works Park
2025 Monroe Falls Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Heritage Hill Playground

Award winning, community built Heritage Hill Playground is an impressive 30,000 sq ft playground within Boettler Park. This playground includes tire climbing walls, rock walls, swings, tunnels, ramps, large multi-level platforms, challenge courses, learning panels, multiple slides, and unique hiding spaces throughout. Other amenities include paved walking trail, stocked fishing pond, tennis courts, basketball courts, benches, picnic tables, pavilion, restrooms, and the 1885 Lichtenwalter one room school house.

Heritage Hill Playground
5300 Massillon Rd.
Green, OH

SKiP Park

This 11,000 sq ft wooden playground is located in the center of the city of Stow. The fenced-in playground offers endless places to run, climb, and explore. The mulch and wood floor surfaces create a safe environment. There are lookouts, slides, balance beams, monkey bars, bridges, hide outs, activity panels, sand box, rope walls, many slides, and climbing structures.

SKiP Park
Route 91 & Graham Road
Stow, OH

Ft. Island Griffiths Park

Ft. Island Griffiths Park is #1 for safety. The rubberized surface swirls with art designs and the playground is surrounded with fences and the Nature Resource Center. There are two play structures for ages 2-5 and 5-12. Playground features include swing sets, slides, climbing walls, activity panels, play wheel, trapeze rings, walking bridges, monkey bars, playhouses, teeter totter, and many kinds of slides. Other amenities at the park include benches, restrooms, drinking fountains, picnic tables, tennis courts, basketball courts, walking trails, and the Learning Resource Center.

Ft. Island Griffiths Park
461 Trunko Rd.
Fairlawn, OH

Hardesty Park

Hardesty Park is an established location with large elm trees that shade the newly-renovated playground. The playground offers swing sets and three play structures. Play structures provide entertainment with monkey bars, climbing structures, teeter totter, trapeze rings, and many types of slides. Other amenities include walking trails, large open grassy spaces, benches, picnic tables, pavilions, and many organized activities during summer months.

Hardesty Park
1615 W Market St.
Akron, OH

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