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Piper Park

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Piper Park

This is a fun park with a broad layout and many advantages. In the playground section there is separate play equipment made of plastic and metal for toddlers and big kids on soft clean sand with limited shade. You won’t find a fence, but the area is all on one level, the play structures are in line of sight of one another, and it’s not near any streets. The toddler structure has a couple of slides with one being a side-by-side double. But toddlers will be drawn to the tunnel slide over at the big kids’ structure, it seems to get bottle-necked with giggling bodies. This structure has...

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Heatherwood Park

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Heatherwood Park

This is not the easiest place to find but well worth investigating. It is tucked away deep in the neighborhood accessible through a narrow path or steep stairs which appear as a driveway between the homes. Once inside you will discover a large area with a fun playground, basketball court, picnic barbecue area and a manicured field. There are two big kid swings, a tire swing and no toddler full-bucket swings. Mind the step up approaching the two play structures that are composed of metal and plastic with several slides. Under the play structures lies soft padding and clean sand. Limited...

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Dolliver Park

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Dolliver Park

When you turn off the main drive and onto Madrone, you are instantly dwarfed by towering redwoods. This park among the majestic giants has been enjoyed for many years. It is cool and shady and borders on a creek. The fencing along the road is not very secure and there is no way to keep a running toddler in. There is a large hexagonal sand box, 5 toddler full-bucket swings, 4 big kid swings, a long curly metal slide that’s a hoot and shorter slides of plastic and metal. You must try the great old merry-go-round and there are several climbing structures and monkey bars. The entire area is...

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