Northeast Ohio is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful state, local and neighborhood parks. Bring your family to hike the many trails, play a game of Frisbee or catch, and enjoy on the playgrounds! There’s no shortage of outdoor fun to be had at parks and playgrounds across Northeast Ohio!
Best Playgrounds in Northeast Ohio
Broadview Heights Playground & Splash Pad
Broadview Heights Playground & Splash Pad – The playground is small but mighty with a large variety of play structures located in a fully enclosed area. While the playground is open throughout the entire year, the Splash Pad operates daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Location: 9543 Broadview Rd Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Lakewood Park – The 31 acre lakefront park has something for all ages, including a huge playground with unique equipment, a brick walkway with peaceful views of Lake Erie as well as a beautiful skyline of Downtown Cleveland, a skate park, swimming pool and plenty of green space.
Location: 14532 Lake Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
Edgewater Park – Lindsey Family Play Space
The Lindsey Family Play Space is a wonderful addition to Edgewater Beach. The wooden playground and natural elements give it a special vibe and there are many unique items to play on. Robe ladders, large slides, colorful balls and much more. Visiting during the summer, bring along items to play at the beach. And remember to snap a photo in front on the iconic Cleveland sign with the lake and Cleveland skyline in the background.
Location: 1 Upper Edgewater Dr, Cleveland, OH 44102
MAGNET STEM Playground
This amazing playground is so unique with opportunities for kids to play and learn all while having a blast. The playground includes large colorful slides, places to climb, jump and spin, a large zipline, swings, sand pit and much more! Signs are located throughout the park with thought provoking questions encouraging learning and promoting engineering and math concepts in a fun unique way.
Location: 1800 East 63rd St. Cleveland, OH 44103
Clark Field Playground & Splash Pad
Beautifully renovated park in Cleveland with a new playground and splashpad. The playground has a bouncy rubber surface, slides, swings and things to spin and climb. A covered area is located next to the playground and offers a variety of shaded picnic tables and seating. The park also has walking paths, basketball courts, tennis courts a fenced dog park and more! Bring your bikes as it's next to the tow path trail.
Location: Clark Field Cleveland, OH 44113
Miracle League Playground in Eastlake
Miracle League Playground Eastlake Ohio – The fully inclusive playground is a place where children of all ages and abilities can play together. And the adjoining accessible ball field and gives children and youths with physical and mental disabilities a safe place to play baseball.
Location: 35200 Vine Street Eastlake, OH 44095
North Royalton Memorial Park
North Royalton Memorial Park – Located behind the North Royalton City Hall, Memorial playground has something for all ages and interests including a large fully enclosed playground, fishing pond, paved walking trail, skate park and many other sports options.
Location: 14600 State Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133
Preston's HOPE Playground in Beachwood
Preston’s H.O.P.E Playground – Largest fully accessible playground in Northeast Ohio. Created for children with all levels of abilities and disabilities. 60,000 square feet of fun!
Location: 26001 S. Woodland Rd., Beachwood, OH 44122
Brainard Park Playground & Splashpad
The playground is small, but has some really unique features including twisting tunnels to climb through. There are also slides, rock walls, a sand pit, some swings and a spinner. The playground is located next to a spark park that is open during the summer months.
Location: 1840 Brainard Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Lyndhurst Park Playground
This playground got an upgrade in 2021 with a number of pieces of new equipment, including several items that are wheelchair accessible. The twisting rock wall is super unique and the playground also has several tips a swings, a zipline, slides and things to climb on. The playground is located next to Lyndurst Pool which is open during the summer months.
Location: 1341 Parkview Dr, Lyndhurst, OH 44124x
Highland Heights Community Park Playground
Highland Heights Community Park is a beautiful park that includes a large playground, nature trails, ball fields a swimming pool, green space and picnic areas. This playground features several slides including multiple two story tube slides, climbing structures and swings.
Location: 5905 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, OH 44143
Parkview Playground in Mayfield Village
Parkview Playground in Mayfield Village is a beautiful inclusive playground built in 2020. The playground features a rubberized play surface and really unique equipment that kids will love. There are slides, things to climb on and through, a sand area, a variety of swings, work out equipment and even a water feature that sprays mist if you need to cool off. There is a covered pavilion that is available to rental and next to the playground is the Parkview pool.
Location: 425 North Commons Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44143
Parknoll Playground in Berea
Parknoll Playground – A HUGE Playground with Shaded Picnic Area! With equipment built for children of all ages and a shaded picnic area for breaks, this will surely be a new favorite destination for the whole family.
Location: 499 Nobottom Rd, Berea, OH 44017
Dora Lee Payne Park in Berea
Dora Lee Payne Park – A Space Themed Playground for Kids. This is a smaller, less crowded playground surrounded by open grassy areas.
Location: 145 Riveredge Drive, Berea, Ohio 44017
Mucklo Park in Berea
Mucklo Park at Coe Lake in Berea has a HUGE playground with unique equipment (including a play area that looks like a pirate ship) to keep the kids entertained, a lake picturesque lake with trails around the water, fishing, paddle boats and kayak rental during the summer months and plenty of green space.
Location: 85 South Rocky River Drive, Berea, Ohio 44017
Fun wooden castle playground located near the Strongsville Library. A great place for kids to use their imagination! The playground has so many bridges, swinging platforms, climbing wals and other places to explire. There are two swing areas and some slides as well. The park is a short drive from Mitchell's Ice Cream too.
Location: Roe Ln, Strongsville, OH 44136
Kids Quarters Playground in Brecksville
Kids Quarters Playground – Behind the Brecksville Community Center, Kids Quarters Playground is a great place to spend the day with your family. There is a large play structure with separate toddler area.
Location: 1 Community Dr, Brecksville, OH 44141
Liberty Playground at Elmwood Park
This huge playground is located at the heart of Elmwood Park in Independence. The playground has a rubber surface and so many things to keep kids entertained including multiple swings and slides, a climbing wall, merry-go-round, zip lines, a musical themed area and much more! Next to the playground is a fun Safety Town area with mini sized building and traffic signals where kids can ride their bikes and learn proper safety.
Location: 6363 Selig Blvd, Independence, OH 44131
Orange Village Park
Orange Village Community Park has so much to offer – a playground with unique equipment to keep the kids entertained, a paved trail that winds through the woods, a dog park, and plenty of green space.
Location: 29550 Emery Rd Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
South Russell Village Park
Beautiful open park with lots of green space and a perfect place to fly a kit. There is a small playground with fun equipment to climb on. No shade so be sure to wear sunblock, hats and bring water. There is a covered pavilion by the playground, picnic tables and grills.
Location: 1000 Bell Rd, South Russell, OH 44022
Lake Metroparks Farm Park
Lake Metroparks Farm Park – You'll find hours (if not days) worth of activities at the farm. Play at the farm-themed playground, milk a cow, grind wheat for making bread, visit the farms many animals, and more.
Location: 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094
Neura Park Children's Playground in Brunswick
The inclusive playground at Neura Park has something for everyone. The huge playground is mostly fenced in and has a nice rubber surface. There are a ton of slides, swings, rock wall, multiple zip lines, merry-go-round and unique equipment including a lemonade stand area, music station and more. The community has done a wonderful job of creating a space that everyone and all abilities can enjoy.
Location: 4637 Center RdBrunswick, OH 44212
Westfield Center Village Park Playground
Find this cute nature themed playground at Westfield Center Community Park in Medina. The playground includes a variety of climbing structures, a rock wall and a slide built into a hill. It’s probably best for for ages 5 and older. Make sure to wear sunscreen and hats because there isn’t much shade. While you are there be sure to take a stroll along the walking path around the park.
Location: 8712 N Leroy Rd, Westfield Center, OH 44251
Hubbard Valley Park
Part of the Medina Country Park District, Hubbard Valley Park has so much to offer. The playground is located a short walk from the parking lot. While you are there enjoy a walk along the trails with views of the lake. There is also a fishing pier, two scenic overlooks and plenty of places to enjoy a picnic.
Location: 8600 Hubbard Valley Rd, Seville, OH 44273
Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park in Medina
Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park Medina – 102 acre park that includes: large inclusive playground with a rubber surface, a dog park, story walk trail, pavilion, lots of green space and more.
Location: 4985 Windfall Road Medina, OH 44256
Memorial Park JUMP Playground in Medina
Memorial Park JUMP Playground – Large castle like playground with multi-levels, many tunnels, platforms, slides, bridges, walkways and more. The park also has a frisbee golf course and a public swimming pool.
Location: East Homestead St. Medina, Ohio 44256
Sam Masi Park in Medina
Sam Masi Park – 9 acre park located in the neighborhood off Gates Mills Blvd near the corner of Gates Mills Blvd and Pleasant Valley Drive. Nice sided playground, ball fields and a frisbee golf course.
Location: Off Gates Mills Blvd, Medina Ohio 44256
Fred Greenwich Park
Fred Greedwich Park sits on 38 acres of land across from A.I. Root Middle School in Medina. The park has a small playground, a splash pad available for use during the summer months, sports fields, nice shaded areas and plenty of green space to play. There are two nice sized parking lots located near the playground.
Location: 333 W Sturbridge Dr Medina, Ohio 44256
Kaleidoscope Playground in Wadsworth
Kaleidoscope Playground – huge wooden structure with a wide variety of things for children to play on and because of the may wooden towers it feels like you are playing in a castle.
Location: 155 Ault St Wadsworth Ohio 44281
Imagination Station Playground
Fun castle like playground in Cortland. The park has plenty of shade and the playground provides lots of entertainment including slides, monkey bars, swings, tire swing, baby swings and a variety of things to climb on. There is also plenty of green space, a pavillon, picnic tables and baseball fields at the park.
Location: 3372 Warren Meadville Rd, Cortland, OH 44410
Ravenna Community Playground
Ravenna Community Playground – Another fun castle themed playground that is conveniently located next to The Portage Hike and Bike trail.
Location: 98 Chestnut Hill Dr., Ravenna, OH 44266
Wingfoot Lake State Park
Wingfoot Lake Park – A HUGE park (over 700 acres) and it has about everything you could ask for in a park. Bonus: If you time your visit right you can sit and watch the Goodyear Blimp from across the lake.
Location: 993 Goodyear Park Blvd.
Mila's Hope and Rowyn's Dream Playground
Mila's Hope and Rowyn's Dream Playground has so many unique things to play on that I've never seen anywhere else. Plus it's all inclusive with equipment for kids of all abilities. Some of the unique items include a barefoot walk, multiple types of swings and ziplines, musical items, a little free library, many covered seating areas with benches and picnic tables, sandbox and fun playhouse. Plus, the playground is completely enclosed and the gate to get in and out latches.
Location: 1776 OH-44, Atwater, OH 44201
Jackson Township North Park
Jackson Township North Park Playground – Located in the heart of Jackson Township, North Park has a lot to offer. The huge 70 acre park is the home of a large fully accessible playground that was newly remolded in 2019, paved walking trails, a beautiful pond and many ball fields. The township regularly hosts fun events at North Park.
Location: 7660 Fulton Rd NW Massillon Ohio 44646
Jackson Township South Park
Located across the street from Jackson North Park, Jackson South Park has a smaller playground, baseball fields and a beautiful shaded trail through Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve. The path through the bog begins a short distance from the playground.
Location: 4811 S Park Dr NW Massillon, OH 44646
St. Helena Heritage Park
Large park located in downtown Canal Fulton. The boat themed playground is located along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath trail. Time your visit so you can stop in the Canalway center to learn more about the history of Canal Fulton and the canal, and be sure to check out the historic canal boat. You can also ride a canal boat pulled by a horse. The park is a short walk from ice cream at Almost Heaven or Cherry Street Creamery.
Location: 123 Tuscarawas St NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Metzger Park in Louisville
Metzger Park – Large castle like playground in Lousiville that has multi-level and may wooden bridges and climbing structures.
Location: 1420 S Nickel Plate St Louisville, Ohio 44641
Dogwood Park in North Canton
The inclusive playground at Dogwood Park opened in 2022 and is one of the best playgrounds in Canton. There are lots of slides, including a huge 2 story tube slide, a variety of swings, zip-lines, climbing walls and aa story walk by the North Canton Library. Next to the park is Dogwood Pool which is open during the summer months.
Location: 345 7th St NE, North Canton, OH 44720
Price Park in North Canton
Price Park – Large pond with tons of ducks, large playground with a lot of shade. Walking trails and many Pokemon!
Location: 1000 W. Maple Street North Canton Ohio 44720
Veterans Park in Plain Township
Veterans Park – Veterans Park (once called Schneider Community Park) is a large 42 acre park located in Plain Township. The park has many features including an ADA accessible playground, reservable shelter, pond, a frisbee golf course, new splash pad (opened in early 2018), dog park, sled-riding hill and more.
Location: 1714 Schneider St. NE, Canton, OH 44721
Uniontown Community Park – Beautiful park with lots of shade and two playgrounds. One that is a natural wood play area and the other includes standard playground equipment featuring slides, rock walls and swings.
Location: 3696 Apollo St. NW, Uniontown, OH 44685
Hartville Memorial Park
Hartville Memorial Park is located near Hartville Elementary School and is a great place to spend the afternoon. Featuring plenty of shade, two playgrounds, a paved walking path, picnic tables and an open air and enclosed shelter that are available to rent.
Location: 335 Park Ln Dr SW, Hartville, OH 44632
Copley Community Park
Copley Community Park is a beautiful 80-acre park that features over a mile of paved walking trails, two playgrounds, ball fields, a sled riding hill and ice skating pond in the winter months. Both playgrounds are nice sized with slides, swings and various climbing structures. There are also multiple rentable pavilions located in the park.
Location: 3232 Copley Rd, Akron, OH 44321
Croghan Park – This 7 acre park located at the intersection of North Miller Road and Sand Run Parkway includes: large playground with rubber surface, 1/4 mile paved walkway through park, covered pavilion. Not much green space so bring your sun block.
Location: North Miller Road and Sand Run Parkway
Fort Island Griffith's Park in Fairlawn
Fort Island / Griffith’s Park – Two fully enclosed play structures with rubber surface. In addition there are two swing-sets with both regular and infant swings and picnic tables. The nature center at the park contains a number of educational exhibits and a handful of animals.
Location: 413 Trunko Road Fairlawn, OH 44333
Silver Springs Park in Stow
SOAR Fully Accessible Playground – This Silver Springs park has so many sporting options, including basketball, tennis, volleyball and soccer. The courts and fields are in the front section of the park. Located at the back of the park is a very large fully accessible playground with a rubber surface. It is also home to Bow Wow Beach Dog Park.
Location: 5027 Stow Road, Stow Ohio 44224
SKiP Stow Kids' Playground
This colorful playground has a larger climbing structure and slides for the bigger kids, which even includes a sky high obstacle course. There is also a smaller structure and slide for the little ones. Kids can enjoy a sand area with diggers, as well as an area with built-in musical instruments. There are multiple swing options for all ages, as well as swings for more than one child at a time. You won't want to miss out on the fun zip line or the new aged merry-go-rounds.
Location: 3870 Darrow Road Stow, OH 44224
KidStation Playground in Stow
KidStation Playground – KidStation Playground – A fun fire station themed playground build in 2015 and located next to Stow Fire Station #3. The playground equipment is geared toward elementary age children. In addition to the playground there is a miniature city with paved roads that kids can drive their bikes on.
Location: 4200 Fishcreek Rd., Stow, Ohio 44224
Glenmeadow Park in Twinsburg
Twinsburg Glenmeadow Park is a spacious park with a paved walking trail, a variety of sports fields, a playground at the heart of it all. There are even fun animal statues (lion, elephant, dinosaur, gorilla) that young children are sure to love.
Location: 1957 Glenwood Dr., Twinsburg, OH 44087
Cascade Park in Hudson
Cascade Park – Nestled behind a quaint neighborhood in Hudson lies Cascade Park. This 75-acre park is home to a playground, three baseball diamonds, a full basketball court, pavilion, walking trial, stream with waterfall and much more!
Location: 130 Lynn Dr., Hudson, OH 44236
Hudson Springs Park
Hudson Springs Park – Many parks are pretty limited to only one play area, but Hudson Springs has several sets of equipment. It allows the bigger kids to play in one area, while the smaller ones can climb without fear of getting trampled over.
Location: 7095 Stow Road, Hudson, OH 44224
Barlow Farm Park in Hudson
Barlow Farm Park – The 60-acre park offers six soccer fields, four baseball diamonds, playgrounds, a pavilion, grills, hiking/walking trails and restrooms. The sheer open space is unique to this specific park.
Location: 1965 Barlow Road, Hudson, OH 44236
Veterans Way Park in Hudson
Veterans Way Park – On one side there is a playground, pavilion, sand volleyball court, access to the walking trail/wetlands and restrooms. Just across the street, on the other side, you’ll find Hudson’s own skate park, basketball courts and access to the hiking trail. This park truly meets the needs of every age group!
Location: 55 Veterans Way, Hudson, Ohio 44236
Middleton Park in Hudson
Middleton Park – Right in the middle of a wooded neighborhood lies Hudson’s own Middleton Park. The park is home to a basketball court, baseball field, walking trail, pavilion, grills and playground. This smaller scale park fits a lot of fun into just nine acres.
Location: 1738 Middleton Road, Hudson, OH 44236
Colony Park in Hudson
Colony Park – The playground is large and widely spread out. It leads right into the meadow offering the ability to play in both areas interchangeably. A small playset and a larger, more elaborate structure are two of the bigger stations in the play area. There are also multiple sets of swings, monkey bars and a big slide. Benches are scattered throughout the area and mulch and grass line the ground.
Location: 6075 Ogilby Drive, Hudson, OH 44236
Water Works Park Playground in Cuyahoga Falls
Waterworks Park & Playground – Nestled behind Waterworks Aquatic Center there is a HUGE park that is the home to numerous ball field, pavilions, walking trails, a hike and bike trail and a large playground. It’s a great destination for a short trip to the park or would be a great spot for a birthday party or family gathering.
Location: 2025 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Maca Park in Tallmadge
Maca Park is a 65+ acre park with a really nice playground and over 2 miles of wooded nature trails. Located next to the playground is Maca Pool with multiple huge water slides. It is open to the public during the summer months.
Locations: 183 Maca Drive Tallmadge, OH 44278
Brimfield Lions Park
This small playground is located near the front entrance of Brimfield Lions Community Park. There is a covered pavilion next to the playground which would be perfect to rent out for parties.
Location: 4484 Edson Rd, Kent, OH 44240
Plum Creek Park in Kent
Large park located in Kent with a variety of things to do. Two playgrounds, lots of green space and shade to enjoy. There are picnic tables, grills and covered pavillions (can be reserved) located throughout the park. Also a nice walking trail that goes along the creek. We've seen people wading in the water as well. Baseball fields and basketball courts as well.
Location: 590 Plum St Kent, OH 44240
Boettler Park &Playground – Located in the City of Green this 62.5 acre parks has something for all ages and interests including a large fully enclosed playground, stocked fishing pond, paved walking trails, hiking trails through the woods and many sports options.
Location: 5300 Massillon Rd, North Canton, OH 44720
City of Green Central Park
City of Green Central Park has a playground with a toddler area and rock wall, splash pad, and paved walking trail. There is also a large amphitheater and community hall where several community events are held.'
Location: 1795 Steese Road, Uniontown, OH 44685
Veterans Memorial Park & Patriot Playground
Patriot Playground is an American themed playground with patriotic colors and fun facts about the history of our country. This ADA-accessible playground has several slides, regular and infant swings, a rope ladder, and much more!
Location: 14224 Massillon Rd, Green, OH 44232
East Liberty Park in Green
Really nice size playground is unique equipment to play on including slides, climbing wall, beidge and swings. Restrooms located near the playground a covered pavilion. There are also basketball courts and a baseball field at the park. A short paved walking path around the park too.
Location: 471 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, OH
Dover City Park
Dover City Park – Fully accessible playground with three different unique play structures, two swing sets and a section with fun exercise equipment. Plus the park also has walking paths, a Frisbee disc golf course, ball fields and a public swimming pool.
Location: 2009 Tremont St, Dover, OH 44622
Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia
Tuscora Park – Come and play for free on the multiple playgrounds, or pay a small fee to swim, play miniature golf, enjoy vintage amusement park rides, a carousel, Ferris Wheel and more!
Location: 161 Tuscora Ave. NW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Christmas Run Park in Wooster
Christmas Run Park includes a beautiful playground, hiking trails, and ADA accessible walking path there is so much to do at this amazing park in Wooster!
Location: 700 N. Grant St, Wooster, OH 44691
Secrest Arboretum in Wooster
Secrest Arboretum – Beautiful arboretum with many trails and flowers to enjoy. Also includes a natural play fortress and huge slide built into the hill.
Location: 2122 Williams Rd. Wooster OH 44691
Freer Field Playground
Freer Field Playground – This cute nature themed playground is found at Freer Field in Ashland. Park at the visitors center and walk the paved loop around the park along the enjoy the story walk trail. We saw many walkers, runners and families on bikes using the trail. The playground is a short half mile walk from the visitors center and is designed for kids of all abilities to use.
Location: 1301 Park Street Ashland, OH 44805
Soccer Themed Playground in Ashland
Ashland Community Soccer Complex – The playground is located near the center of the soccer complex with several parking lots nearby. While we were there, no one was playing soccer and we had the playground to ourselves. If you visit during games, expect it to be much busier. Make sure to stop by Grandpa’s Cheesebarn & Sweeties Candies too. The playground is just a short drive from there.
Location: Ashland Community Soccer Park – Ashland, Ohio 44805
Brookside Park Playground in Ashland
Brookside Park is one of the biggest parks in Ashland and has a lot of activities available for all interests. The playground is located near the swimming pool which is open to the public during summer months. You'll find a cute mini golf course a short walk from the playground, beautiful pond, baseball fields, ball courts and a cute ice cream stand.
Location: 209 Parkside Dr, Ashland, OH 44805
Cahn Grove Park
Another nice park in Ashland. This one features a nice playground with equipment for toddlers and older children. There are many trees in the park offering a lot of shade. You can also find a baseball field, basketball court, pickle ball courts and tennis courts at the park.
Location: 1400 Cleveland Ave Ashland, Ohio
Ontario Marshall Park & Sprayground
The park is spacious with two HUGE playgrounds (one is fully accessible) and a really nice sprayground between the to playgrounds. There is even a large covered seating, providing parents a shaded place to easily watch children on either the playground or sprayground.
Location: 3375 Milligan Rd, Ontario, OH 44906
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