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Lansdale Station Park

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Lansdale Station Park

Built on the site of an old train station, this small playground packs in a lot of fun items. It is right on a busy road but is safely fenced in. It offers a good balance of sun, shade and benches. The most endearing feature is a musical hammer chime composed of galvanized steel pipes and coiled ball hammers. Sand and cushioned matting runs under the two toddler full-bucket swings and around the metal and plastic play structure with two plastic slides There is a sand digger and an adorable small play house in which to have your lunch. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water Fountain. Parking Small...

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Ross Common

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Ross Common

This fenced in park is part of the Ross Elementary School but is available for public use. An enormous old oak tree sits in the middle providing cool shade and comes in handy for a game of hide-and–go-seek. There is a new metal and plastic play structure with slide and an older wood and metal play structure with tube slide. Both are over wood chips. The two swings that can be used for either toddler s or kids. Dig around in the large old wooden sandbox. Bathrooms No Drinking Water No Parking Use street parking but not during morning drop off or afternoon pickup times on weekdays. Other ...

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Stafford Lake Park

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Stafford Lake Park

Three miles west of Novato is this 139 acre park. Among the many things to do here, is a playground made of wood and metal on sand with a view of the lake. There are two toddler full-bucket swings and two big kid swings, and a climbing gym with slides. No fence and lots of geese means watch where your child steps. This park also offers plenty such as: fishing, horseshoes, volleyball, a softball field and picnic and barbecue facilities. Bonus Barbeque facilities for groups up to 500. Bathrooms Restrooms with running water. Drinking Water Fountain and vending machines. Parking Lot. Other ...

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Stafford Grove Park

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Stafford Grove Park

Be aware that there is no fence on this very busy street. The play structure is well worn and is made of metal and plastic over sand. There are permanent checker and chess tables used by folks who know how to play. Majestic redwood trees ring a large fountain turned planter covered with colorful, child-crafted tiles. There was a fair mix of children and seniors enjoying the shade. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water No. Parking Street. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (No Ratings Yet) ...

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Slade Park

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Slade Park

A very large field is the first thing you will notice. The playground has two play areas on wood chips. The toddler structure has two swings and a plastic and metal gym on sand with two short plastic slides and a set of speaking tubes. The older area has four big kid swings, a curly slide and a tube slide. The picnic area has a very large barbecue pit and one long picnic table partially covered with shade. The play area is not fenced in. Bathrooms Portable toilet. Drinking Water Yes. Parking Small Lot. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (12 votes,...

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San Miguel Toddler Park

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San Miguel Toddler Park

In a small circle of woodchips sits a tiny toddler play structure of metal and plastic. A steep double plastic slide and a sand table will keep little ones busy as will the speaking tubes and two toddler full-bucket swings. A low cement seating wall is partially covered with shade. The play area is not fully fenced in and borders a quaint grassy hillside with a large bay laurel tree. Bathrooms No. Drinking water Yes. Parking Street Other Dog friendly place. It provides pick-up mitt dispenser. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (1 votes, average: 4.00...

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Pioneer Park

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Pioneer Park

When a large tree fell and crushed most of the park, a new one was built and dedicated in the late Spring of 2002. You and your little ones won’t want to miss this fun park. It is not fenced in however. There are two play areas both on wood chips. The toddlers have two swings, a helicopter, a playhouse, a coil rocking horse and a small metal and plastic gym with plastic slide. There is a sand pit area with an excavator and a clever platform with a water spout for mixing and watching the mess pour down through the tunnels. Bring a change of clothes. The big kid area has three swings, a tire...

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Pansy Tong Lo Tot Park

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Pansy Tong Lo Tot Park

On top of this knoll sits a very old wooden play structure with precarious swings and metal slide. The one great feature is the bird’s eye view of Novato from this vista. Enjoy the shade of the large oak. They don’t grow this big any more. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water No. Parking Neighborhood. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (1 votes, average: 1.00 out of 5) Loading...

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Olive Tot Lot

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Olive Tot Lot

Just under the 101 over pass sits this small unfenced park. It has old-world charm with a four horse merry-go-round and a metal slide. There is only one swing each for toddlers and big kids and a single picnic table under a shade canopy with a mini barbecue. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water No. Parking Neighborhood. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (4 votes, average: 1.75 out of 5) Loading...

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Olive Park

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Olive Park

This park sits adjacent to the Olive Elementary School. There are restrooms and two play areas. Neither one is fenced in. The toddler area has two swings and two coil riders a horse and a whale and two excavators. There is a small plastic slide all on sand. The older kids area has three swings, and a large metal and plastic play structure with two curly slides. Kids from the Olive school use this play area during recess. Next to this is a large fenced in baseball field. Trees provide shade and there is plenty of grass. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water Yes. Parking Street. Map ...

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Montego Playground

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Montego Playground

A tidy green lawn and two tennis courts surround this small neighborhood park. A well-worn wood and metal play structure holds two small slides. A separate swing set has two bucket swings and one toddler. There are two coil-riders in the shapes of a horse and a fish, there is one large yellow climbing turtle and an adorably small merry-go-round. Everything is built over wood chips. A white Gazebo offers shade. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water No. Parking Street. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (1 votes, average: 1.00 out of 5) ...

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Miwok Park

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Miwok Park

Nestled on the grounds of this great museum is a large metal and plastic play structure. There are also big kid swings and two slides over dirt with lots of shade from the oak trees. Look for the bocce ball and horseshoe courts on the other side of the museum. There is a large lawn with picnic and barbecue facilities. Bonus Call the museum for seasonal activities and Native American Celebrations. Bathrooms Restrooms with running water. Drinking Water Yes. Parking Lot Reservations 897-4064. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (10 votes, average: 4.20...

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Marin Highlands Park

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Marin Highlands Park

Look for this park’s unmarked entrance as an alley between residences on this steep street. Hike up a small paved path. You will find a big clearing with a metal play structure on sand and dirt, picnic tables, shade, and an inviting lawn. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water No. Parking Street. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (10 votes, average: 2.80 out of 5) Loading...

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Joyce Street Tot Lot

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Joyce Street Tot Lot

Travel back to the 1950’s with this neighborhood and park. We adored the charm of this simple tiny playground with its one plastic slide and antique merry-go-round saucer on soft clean sand. There are swings and a rocking horse coil rocker, some shade, some fencing, a picnic table and sand. It is not fully fenced in. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water No. Parking Street. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (No Ratings Yet) Loading...

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Josef Hoog Park

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Josef Hoog Park

This is a beautiful, wide open area to please a broad range of people from toddlers to office retreats. Large metal and plastic play structure on wood chips and sand contains lots of slides, tunnels, ladders and so forth. There are extras such as volleyball and basketball courts and plenty of picnic and barbecue facilities surrounded by a lawn which stretches on for acres. There was even a glass enclosed bulletin board for announcements and reservations. Bathrooms Restrooms with running water. Drinking Water Yes. Parking Lot and neighborhood. Other Call for reservations...

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Hillside Playground

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Hillside Playground

This small neighborhood park is nicknamed “hilltop” since it is perched on a hill. There is a metal and plastic play structure with three different slides, a tic tac toe board, and two separate sand excavators. There are two bucket swings set apart from the main structure. Sand and some sparse rubber padding are the ground cover. Limited shade is available off to the sides of the play area. Bathrooms Toilets with running water. Drinking Water Fountain. Parking Street. Food Food can be found in the Pacheo Plaza off Ignacio Blvd. Map Share with your friends...

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Hamilton Amphitheater Park

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Hamilton Amphitheater Park

You will see this playground on your right before you get to Hamilton Airport/Palmisano Community Play Park. You can’t miss the large amphitheater. There is also a picnic table, gazebo, swings and slide next to a large lawn. Bathrooms Real bathrooms with running water. Drinking Water Yes. Parking Parking lot Food see Palmisano Park above. Map Share with your friends [sharethis]   Rating (16 votes, average: 3.63 out of 5) Loading...

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Hamilton Airport Park

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Hamilton Airport Park

Hamilton Airport Park (also known as Palmisano Community Park) is a great park. Totally worth the drive out here. There are so many fun things to play on for different ages. All equipment is new made of metal and plastic on wood chips and rubber mats. There is an airport theme carried over in the play toys such as a free-standing airplane and helicopter. With the limited shade, toddlers will enjoy the cool water play sand pits. There is a small lawn and a picnic area with kid sized picnic tables. This area is not fenced in, but it is not near any busy roads either. Bathrooms Clean portable...

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Bahia Parks

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Bahia Parks

What a sad playground, makes you feel sorry for the kids in this neighborhood. The only reason we are including it here is that it has got potential. Perhaps by giving it a bit of attention the local the residents will rally and try to do something about improving the condition. Right now the playground has a totally worn out metal climbing structure, the park is divided into four separate sections interrupted by housing there is also a boat dock, lawn and a private pool, tennis and basketball area at far end. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water No. Parking Street. Map Share...

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Arroyo Avichi Park

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Arroyo Avichi Park

Because of its close proximity to a baseball field, this playground looks to be part of a school. It is not. You are welcome to play here. The one thing unique to this place is that there is not a big central play structure but several different smaller items. The most impressive is the double water tube tunnel on a spongy rubber surface which is functional in hot weather months. Next is a yellow pyramid rope climber and a canoe and two toddler full-bucket swings all on woodchips. There is a circular sandbox with a sculpture of a bear in the center. The last play area has two big kid swings,...

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Sycamore Park

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Sycamore Park

This cheerful playground is symbolic of what happens when a few parents get together and use their infectious determination to bring together the entire community to support their dream The playground was completely rebuilt over the course of a few days in the summer of 2006. Look for this park entrance between houses. Like many other local parks, its entrance may be confused with a driveway. Two long narrow lawns shape the letter “L”, right in the corner of this shape sits the playground divided into two large areas one is a fenced in tot lot, the other is a big kids’ area both...

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Scott Highlands Park

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Scott Highlands Park

This newly remodeled playground has lots of fun new items. The fully fenced in park is divided into an upper and lower area. The upper area is reached by concrete steps. Use the handrail. It is covered in wood chips and has a large plastic, wood and metal play structure with two plastic slides. Separate from this is a swirling stick, a yellow saucer seat spinner, a long row of monkey bars and a spectacular Christmas tree merry-go-round. The lower ground is covered in a soothing black spongy composite. There is a fun tunnel train that rocks, a small log play house, a four seat coil teeter and...

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Reggie Park

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Reggie Park

Right in the bosom of Strawberry Recreation Center rests this little charmer. It is meant for use by kids 5 and under. It is dwarfed by the expansive soccer field, baseball diamond and Community Center Pool. but it holds it own with a fun metal and plastic play structure built over sand that has 3 plastic slides. Separate from this is another slide built in the hill with a sand digger near the base. there are two toddler full-bucket swings and a bit of shade with a bench. There is one picnic table with umbrella. Bathrooms Yes in the center. Drinking Water Yes. Parking Parking lot and...

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Old Mill Park

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Old Mill Park

Located on an historic mill site, Old Mill Park is a charming refuge from the chaos of traffic and heat of a sweltering day. The plastic and wood structure is over sand and has two slides a corkscrew and a straight one, with a variety of items such as a steering wheel, tic tac toe, rings, a tunnel ladder and a wooden bridge. The two toddler full-backed bucket swings are placed far from the two older kid swings. Both sets are far from the play structure, which lowers the risk of kids running into the swing zone, but poses a problem if you have multiple children who still need side-by-side...

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Molino Park

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Molino Park

This park is sunk into a hillside. A steep staircase enters it from above. Because of the steep sides, there is no fencing along the road. A broad grassy area holds a play area, an asphalt basketball court, and picnic tables with no barbecue. The complex multi level play structure is composed of plastic and metal and sits on wood chips. This structure requires supervision for younger kids. There are two toddler full-bucket swings and two older. A parent noted that it gets very hot here. Best to go on a foggy day, early mornings or late afternoon. Bathrooms No. Drinking Water Yes. Parking ...

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Kay Park

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Kay Park

Securely tucked-in behind homes sits this hidden fenced-in park. Hopefully the locals and the Tam Valley community will not mind us letting you in on their little gem. This freshly remodeled park boasts a delightful tot lot with grass and wood chips areas. One part of the park is enclosed by a fence to keep little kids from getting in the way of swinging feet or attempting the larger play structure. In this area, are two toddler full-bucket swings, two older kid swings both with rubber coating on the swing chains. There is a new wooden and metal play structure that has many amenities...

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Hauke Park

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Hauke Park

This freshly remodeled park is worth a visit. You will note it does not win our tip top award for a few inconveniences such as parking, bathrooms and minimal sun protection. However, it is much easier now to negotiate strollers because of the perimeter sidewalk as well as many other improvements. Check out the new wooden play structure with plastic corkscrew slide. Look Ma, no more splinters. There are three steering wheels, one on each level so this should avoid little jealous confrontations. There is a wooden bridge, a chain link ladder and spiral ladder and speaking tubes. The whole area...

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Freeman Park

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Freeman Park

Look for this park entrance between houses. Like many other local parks, its entrance may be confused with a driveway. This park is past its hey day. It’s not that the equipment is old. In fact, for the size it has a generous amount with three toddler full-bucket swings, four big swings, a coil rider toucan, asphalt basketball court, and a small picnic and barbecue facility. But it has a gloomy unkempt feeling where teens would be comfortable smoking. The small grass area is shaded by 7 grand sycamore trees. A long paved path is good for riding tricycles and toy cars. Bathrooms ...

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Eastwood Park

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Eastwood Park

This park is a well-kept secret among locals. Neatly tucked- into this neighborhood, the actual play area is set at the back of a large manicured lawn. There is perimeter fencing without gate closures. To accommodate ADA accessibility there is one long smooth asphalt path that winds down from the parking lot to the play area. There are two separate kids’ play structures, one for toddlers and one for big kids. Both are a combination of plastic and painted metal, situated over soft black padding and surrounded by wood chips. An imitation stone arch separates the two areas and doubles as a...

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Boyle Park

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Boyle Park

Two separate playgrounds for toddlers and kids are both encircled by a low wall for care-takers to sit on. The wall is decorated with handprint tiles. The toddler area is fully fenced in and is on clean sand with a handicapped rubber walkway that tiny kids tend to slip off of. In the center is an elaborate plastic and wood play structure with two curving slides, a double width slide and a tunnel tube to climb through. Under the structure more adventures can be found with a train and it’s steering wheel and welcomed shade. Nearby is a multilevel toy truck with speaking tubes that tend to get...

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