Most families have a favorite playground or neighborhood park near their home. When moving to a new location, finding the perfect park can be a bit of a challenge! Thankfully, most of the unique playgrounds in the Bay Area are worth making a trip to. Whether you plan to pack a picnic and make a day trip or make a quick stop to let your littles burn some energy, these top parks in Silicon Valley will not let you down!
Dennis the Menace Playground
Del Monte Avenue and Camino Aguajito, Monterey
The Dennis the Menace Playground, named after the annoying kid in the popular comic strip of the same name, is huge and popular with visiting families and local kids alike. Including a suspension bridge, a climbing wall, slides and more, your family can spend ample amounts of fun time at this park. Nearby is the El Estero Park complex where you can rent a paddleboat and go on an adventure!
The Rotary PlayGarden
Guadalupe River Park, Coleman Avenue and Autumn Street, San Jose
Featuring climbing ropes, concrete slides, musical installations where your kids can bang on mallets, sculptures to climb and even wheelchair accessible features, this family-friendly park at The Rotary PlayGarden will not disappoint!
Southside of San Fernando Street, San Jose
With a water feature and dragonfly sculptures which hover over a manmade river, this fun little park is great for hot summer days! Check the McEnery Park website before heading over to make sure the water feature is running!
Oak Meadow Park
Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
Oak Meadow Park sits nestled on 12 acres and features a large playground along with a real decommissioned fighter jet! The historic W.E. Bill Mason Carousel and the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad are also located here and you can ride for just $2! There is a parking fee for $6 if you are a non-resident.