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 including a plastic tunnel and a playhouse on top. A separate structure holds two rows of rings to hang from. Outside this area, three old-time adorable coil rockers a frog, a horse and a rocket have been happily retained. There is a new plastic toddler climbing structure with a tower that provides shade and a short plastic slide. There are three picnic tables and one street light.
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 climbing wall. There is a fun water activity table in the adjoining sand box area which was, not surprisingly, clogged with sand. Each play area has a set of swings, two toddler full-bucket swings and two big kid swings respectfully. Your child will find many hours of fun here exploring the various slides, monkey bars, a tire swing and a play house. A short walk away are two tennis courts and a partial basketball court. Overall this is a beautiful place kids and pets can enjoy. Be aware that it can get very sunny but there is perimeter shade and plenty of benches, picnic tables and barbecues. In case you are curious, half of the parking lot was left intentionally unpaved to discourage skate boarding.
With the level grassy area and the way the picnic tables are grouped makes, this a good place for birthday parties. Call number to reserve.
Portable toilet near tennis court. Handicap accessible.
Drinking fountain near entrance for people and dogs.
Info and rentals
Dogs are permitted off leash and clean-up bags are available. Note that the area is not fully fenced-in.