Explore the Dallas Suburbs One Park at a Time

Jan 24, 2022

Get the kids in on the suburb search with a trip to each town’s playground.

Parks and playgrounds are key to suburban life — so don’t gloss over them as you’re exploring the Dallas suburbs. Check out these amazing local favorites, perfect for playing, picnicking, and so much more.

#1. Celebration Park (Allen)

The Accessible kidMania Playground in Celebration Park is open to kids of all ages and abilities. With slides, climbing structures, and shaded picnic areas there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The huge playground is painted in vibrant colors that mark each area’s difficulty levels.

But the playground is really just the beginning. Bring the kids during the summer months to cool off in the park’s Sprayground. The water tunnels and jumping fountains are always a big hit. And if you move to town, you’ll probably bring your kids to soccer or softball practice here, too.

#2. Hope Park at Frisco Commons (Frisco)

Frisco Commons is home to Hope Park, an inclusive castle-themed playscape where kids of all abilities can let their imaginations run wild. The playground features rubber flooring, adaptive equipment, and a sensory wall. There’s even a “Big Kid Lot” just for the older kids. When they’re ready for a snack, they can head straight to “Picnic Alley” before heading back into the fun.

During the warmer months, be sure to pack the kids’ bathing suits — this park also features a seasonal splash area.

#3. Liberty Playground at Windhaven Meadows Park (Plano)

Windhaven Meadows Park is 123 acres of outdoor fun. There’s a massive dog park for your four-legged family members and a paved walking trail. But this park is especially popular for Liberty Playground. This is a sprawling adaptive play area complete with synthetic turf and a sensory garden. From spring to fall, water features are available to help the kids cool off. And there are tons of trees around the playground for shade.

Want to grab a bite nearby? The beloved brunch spot Bread Winners Cafe is just a few minutes from the playground.

#4. Mary Heads Carter Park (Carrollton)

Mary Heads Carter Park is a go-to for birthday parties. There’s a huge covered pavilion (which can be reserved) for cake and presents plus tons of space for the kids to run around. The playground has everything the kids are looking for — swings, slides, two-story climbing structures, and a mini rope ladder. There’s even a pirate ship-themed play structure where they can play pretend.

#5. Mimosa Park and Prairie Creek (Richardson)

Richardson locals have access to a bunch of great parks. The nine-acre Mimosa Park is one of the best for young families. The park’s colorful playground is surrounded by trees and has both bucket and belt swings plus slides and climbing equipment. Pack a picnic and find a bench in the shade with your littles are ready for a break.

Prairie Creek is another beautiful park in town. While it doesn’t have a playground, this is the perfect place to go for a family-friendly nature walk. You’ll pass a waterfall, fields, and vibrant wildflowers (depending on the season). There are picnic spots here, too, where you can rest while your kids run around.

Need a spot with an amazing playground? We’ve got you covered! Start your Dallas suburbs search now.

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