An Afternoon Adventure at Franklin Park…
Today, we adventured to Franklin Park which is located in Prairie Village. It’s a very shaded park which is wonderful in the summer. They have 3 main play areas that include a small kids area, larger for like 5 and up, and than a more nature area.
Small Kid Playarea
The first area is a boat shaped design for children under 5. It has a small rock wall, stairs, and this blue leading up, as well as a ladder. They have slides and one of those speakers so kids can whisper into one side to someone waiting on the other end.
This area also has a rock like hill on the outside with a neat fossil on the inside to run thru. They also have two spring animals to play with.
Bigger Kids Area
The second area is for 5-12 year olds. They have lots of unique climbing features and a conveyor belt slide which was a huge hit. They also have these two chairs you sit in and spin in. I would have tried them out if the line wasn’t so long. It also has some normal slides but it’s mostly a big climbing structure.
Nature Area of Franklin Park
The third area is the nature area. They had logs in a circle so you can sit and eat together. They also have some lined up to walk on and some rock bridges. I also like the little creek they had, it’s maybe an 1-2” deep and very narrow at most parts so it’s great for not getting hugely soaked but a little wet. It’s also fun to race boats or ping pong balls down. They also have a sand pit area, I like that adults could sit there if they choose.
They do have a few swings (2 regular and 2 toddler) off to the side. But it has a huge green space area for whatever you’d want to play. It also has a baseball diamond and a soccer goal. There is a walking trail around the park as well.
It’s nicely shaded in the playground and water area and it includes some picnic tables.
They also have a pavilion and restrooms. Overall it’s a very unique park and a great place to take the family. Comment below with some of your favorite parks in the area!