When a friend of mine mentioned she had just visited a playground with a real zip line for kids, I found it hard to believe. I had to see it with my own eyes so I loaded up the kids and off we went. The playground looks brand new, very clean and has a lot of fun and unique stuff. The main part of the playground says it is for ages 2-5, while outside the fence has a few bigger items like a rock wall, slide, swings, and ZIP LINE!!! (You were right Jill, this is amazing!) Needless to say, we spent a good hour taking turns riding the zip line. Both my five year old and two year old gave it a go over and over and over and over again. It was a blast. In fact, it looked like so much fun that I gave it a try too! The only requirements seem to be that you have to be under 150 lbs and hold on tight.
When we were done with the zip line, we actually made puppets with the recreation staff. Apparently, every Tues from 9am – noon this summer (2015), they have free art projects for kids. We did another quick whirl around the playground and headed on our way. As we were leaving, we were invited to grab a bagged lunch and join the “Kids Cafe” for a healthy kids lunch. It seems that every Tues and Thurs throughout the summer, a local church group hands out healthy lunches to kids from noon – 1pm.
The park also has basketball courts, a street hockey court and a zero entry swimming pool; complete with spray umbrellas and other such fun. While the playground and zip line are free, the pool costs. You can grab either a season pass or day pass, more info here http://www.cityofattleboro.us/rec/swimsum.htm.
Few things to note:
- we didnt see any porta potties but if you go to the pool, there is a bath house
- the playground is made of wood chips so choose shoes wisely
- Not a whole lot of shade so bring sunscreen
How to get there:
35 Parker St