If there’s one thing we’re pretty confident both kids and parents love, it’s a great playground. The kids get to spend time outside and burn off major energy, and as they get older, you might even be able to get some talk time in with friends! Lucky for us, there are plenty of incredible playgrounds in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; many of them have zip lines, climbing walls and webs and even water play! While it was a total challenge, we picked our favorites, which you can see below. Take a peek at the list and get started on planning your next playground adventure.

photo: Gabby Cullen

Kids Kingdom Park 

Located at the end of Main street in downtown Rowlett, this impressive playground has a large climbing wall that scales a castle wall, two-story-high slides, a “phone system,” a sandbox with a dinosaur fossil waiting to be explored, swings accessible for all, a zip line and a great covered pavilion right in the middle with tables and chairs for lunch and snacks. Even better, right next door is The Wet Zone, a small but very family-friendly water park that’s open during the summer months. 

5300 Main Street
Rowlett, TX  75088
Online: ci.rowlett.tx.us/1375/Kids-Kingdom

 

Flag Pole Hill Playground

The first all-abilities playground to be built in Dallas is located in Flag Pole Hill Park. Located in between the Lakewood and Lake Highlands neighborhoods, this playground opened in 2018 and features a Boomerang, which is a huge climbing structure with nets and rope swings. They also built the playground around large trees to give shade during the summer months. When you’re ready to leave the playground, be sure to catch a view of White Rock Lake. 

8015 Doran Cir.

Dallas, TX 75201 

Online: dallasparks.org/Flag-Pole-Hill-490

photo: Mindy Brummett

Dream Playground

Dream Playground is located in Trinity Park in Fort Worth and provides hours of fun for kids of all abilities in it’s 57,000 square feet of green and play space. The bright colors and aesthetics are cheery, and kids can play in the whimsical houses with slides, ride the zip line, climb to the top of a huge climbing web, swing in one of 10 swings, or run around after friends. Dream Playground meets the Americans with Disabilities guidelines, as the ground is a rubber that makes rolling wheelchairs a breeze, and has plenty of equipment that’s ideal for kids with disabilities. This playground is worth the drive from anywhere in DFW! 

2001 University Dr. 
Fort Worth, TX 76107 
Online: dreamparkfw.org

 

Reverchon Park Playground

Located in the heart of Dallas (think Oak Lawn and Uptown area), this green oasis has a great playground for kids. It’s totally shaded, for one, which is perfect for the hot days of Dallas summers, there are slides, and it’s near Katy Trail, which is a popular biking destination. 

3305 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
Online: dallasparks.org/Reverchon-Park-635

Mary Heads Carter Park

This Carrollton playground has plenty of shade, a three-story tower with covered slides, rocks to climb, cable ladders, swings, caves and a balance log! 

2320 Heads Ln. 
Carrollton, TX 75006 
Online: cityofcarrollton.com/parks-recreation

 

Eureka Playground at South Lakes Park 

From the castle theme in the big kid area to the western them in the tot spot, this park in Denton promises hours of outdoor play. There are trampolines, music stations, zip lines, educational toys, rock climbing walls and a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round. 

556 Hobson Ln
Denton, TX 76205
Online: cityofdenton.com/south-lakes-park-and-eureka-playground

Hope Park

This playground is right in the middle of Frisco Commons Park and has a bunch of fun playscapes that honor Frisco landmarks like Babe’s Chicken, Double Dip Frozen Custard and more. Designed by the legendary Leathers & Associates, the park is designed to be all-accessible and offers plenty of seating for your next parent meet up. 

8000 McKinney Rd.
Frisco, TX 75033
Online: friscotexas.gov

Fort Wildflower in Heritage Park

We don’t know what’s more fun for kids at Fort Wildflower, the western-themed pretend play area, the cool climbing wall or the fact that there’s a water play area nearby! Located in Heritage Park, tots and older kids alike will enjoy a day of play here.  

600 Spinks Rd. 
Flower Mound, TX 75028 
Online: flower-mound.com/Heritage-Park-of-Flower-Mound

 

Kid Country Playground

Kid Country is totally unique and a popular destination for families. With winding paths, castle turrets, tunnels and tire swings, not to mention a music section in the middle, you’ll have a hard time getting the kids to leave. Prep lots of snacks and kick back under the trees that offer plenty of shade. 

260 E Parkway Blvd.
Coppell, TX 75019 
Online: coppelltx.gov/facilities/kidcountryplayground 

 

—Gabby Cullen

Featured image: Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash

 

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