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Preferred Parks & Playgrounds List

The Northeast Ohio area has so many attractions and events to offer area families. However, as the parent of a child who struggles, you may feel your child cannot handle the sensory overload of Cedar Point or wouldn't have the attention span to visit a University Circle museum.

If your family struggles finding outside activities that work for everyone, how about visiting some of the area's playgrounds? The following parks and playgrounds are recommended by other Connecting for Kids families for their activities, safety, and enjoyment.

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Worth The Drive

The following parks are outside the Connecting for Kids service area, but are worth the drive:

Avon

Avon Village School Playground
36600 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011 (Map)

Hours:
Open for use when school is not in session
Restroom: No
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Northgate Park
2155 Eaton Dr., Avon, OH 44011 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: No
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Schwartz Road Park
35001 Schwartz Rd., Avon, OH 44011 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Veteran’s Memorial Park
3701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Avon, OH 44011 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: This park sits FAR back from the road and has lots of visibility, making it easy to keep track of multiple children.

Avon Lake

Bleser Park & Avon Lake Play Space (ALPS)
32800 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (open on a seasonal basis)
Fenced: Partial
Parent Comments: This park sits FAR back from the road and has a semi-fenced area for younger children that is pretty easy to guard. The play area for older children is open and visibility is not that great, but there are lots of things to play on. The park is also located across the street from a public beach.

Sunset Park
Between Division Rd. and Stoneybrook, Avon Lake, OH 44012 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: No
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: This small community park is located on the edge of the Kopf Family preservation. It is far from any busy streets, shaded, and includes swings, climbers, slides. To get to this park, take Vineyard Rd or Sunset Rd south to Division -- or enjoy a family bike ride through the Kopf Preservation!

Weiss Field
33401 Webber Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (open on a seasonal basis)
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: The playground at Weiss Field is made from artificial turf and is a great alternative after wet weather. The park is set back off the road and next to the city's dog park. Visibility varies depending on vantage point. This park also has water misters for hot days that the kids really seem to enjoy.

Bay Village

Cahoon Memorial Park - East & Play-n-Bay
27134 Lake Rd,. Bay Village, OH 44140 (Map)

Hours:
Daily, closes at 11 PM
Restroom: Yes (outside of Aquatic Center)
Fenced: Yes
Parent Comments: The park has lots of equipment, making it hard to keep track of kids, even with the gate and fence. And it is always SO BUSY. Located within walking distance from Huntington Beach Reservation.

Reese Park
301 Clague Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140 (Map)

Hours: Daily, closes at 11 PM
Restroom: ?
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Features an ADA Fully Accessible playground. Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Fairview Park

Bohlken Park Playground
3701 W. 210th St., Fairview Park, OH 44126 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Morton Splash Park
W. 223rd St. & Morton Ave., Fairview Park, OH 44126 (Map)

Hours:
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: Yes
Parent Comments: We LOVE this splash park. It is at a playground and the signs say residents only, but there is no one staffing the splash park (or checking IDs). The main reason I love this place is it is completely fenced in. Large grassy area with shade, and also a big umbrella to sit under. You can easily see children playing in splash park and nearby playground at the same time. Great visibility, very nice splash park!

Lakewood

Kaufmann Park
15450 Detroit Rd., Lakewood, OH 44126 (Map)


Hours:
Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Age appropriate for my boys (4 & 2). Lots of grass running space. Away from traffic. Swings are separate from the play set so less collisions.

North Olmsted

North Olmsted Clague Park
Near 3000 Clague Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070 (Map)

Hours:
Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: ?
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Off-the-beaten-path park that is usually not crowded.

North Olmsted Community Park
28114 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: ?
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Park sits far back from Lorain Rd., behind the baseball fields. It
has a variety of equipment, including a handicap-accessible swing and sand pit with built-in digger.

North Ridgeville

South Central Park
7565 Avon Belden Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: Park includes a residents-only splash pad (open 8 AM -10 PM during summer season). Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Olmsted Falls

East River Park
7850 Lewis Rd., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138 (Map)


Hours:
Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: Handicap-accessible park features age-specific playgrounds. Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Village Green Park
Columbia Rd. & Water St., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: Includes a newly-renovated spray fountain and playground. Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Parma

All Kids Playground
James Day Park, 11828 W Pleasant Valley Rd, Parma, OH 44130

Hours: ?
Restroom: ?
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Rocky River

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Bates Road Tot Lot
711 Bates Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (open on a seasonal basis, generally from mid-April to October)
Fenced: Yes
Parent Comments: Handicap-accessible park geared toward children ages 2-5 years old. Good visibility throughout.

City Hall Park
21012 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (open on a seasonal basis, generally from mid-April to October)
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Elmwood Park
600 Elmwood Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (open on a seasonal basis, generally from mid-April to October)
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: Elmwood Park is set back in a residential area. Very easy to keep track of multiple kids.

Linden Park
3600 Linden Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116 (Map)

Hours:
Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (open on a seasonal basis, generally from mid-April to October)
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Newly renovated playground with age-appropriate play areas. Small and set very far back from the street. It's not usually very crowded.

Martin Park
3900 Kings Mill Run, Rocky River, OH 44116 (Map)


Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (open on a seasonal basis, generally from mid-April to October)
Fenced: Partial
Parent Comments: It is 3/4 fenced in, a pavilion with bathrooms, walking track, basketball court, playground, baseball diamond. It's at the end of a development, not busy and is fantastic!!! Check it out!!

Rocky River Park
20250 Beachcliff Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (open on a seasonal basis, generally from mid-April to October)
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: This park has a beach, but no swimming. Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Westlake

Bradley Nature Park
3800 Bradley Rd., Westlake, OH 44145 (Map)

Hours:
Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: No
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Off the beaten path, this park is usually not too crowded. Equipment suits multiple age ranges and visibility is good for families with multiple children. Frog pond is fun to visit during spring and summer. Sledding hill during the winter.

Clague Park
1400 Clague Rd., Westlake, OH 44145 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: Yes (by pool)
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Playground equipment at this park is spread out, making it hard to keep an eye on multiple children - but there is a lot to do and equipment is set up by age. This park also includes a duck pond that is a lot of fun for families.

Hillard Elementary School Playground
24365 Hillard Rd., Westlake, OH 44145 (Map)

Hours:
Open for use when school is not in session
Restroom: No
Fenced: Yes
Parent Comments: Great playground to use when school is not in session. This playground has good visibility, different play sets for different age groups, and other activities nearby.

Roman Park
28200 Ranney Parkway, Westlake, OH 44145 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: ?
Fenced: No
Parent Comments: Not fenced and no shade but never anyone else there in the mornings.

Westlake Recreation Center Playground
28955 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake, OH 44145 (Map)

Hours: Daily, dawn-dusk
Restroom: ?
Fenced: ?
Parent Comments: Can you add comments for this park? Click here.

Worth The Drive

Inclusive Playground at Hollstein Reservation
47160 Hollstein Drive Amherst, OH 44001 (Map)

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 8pm; Sunday Noon - 8pm
Restroom: Yes
Fenced: Yes
Parent Comments: According to the website, a day pass for the playground is $2 (a three-month membership can be purchased for $40), but we were not required to pay for admission when we went in July/2014. Playground includes a splash pad, wheelchair accessible equipment, and access to a quiet room + sensory room. It's an absolutely amazing park!

Preston's H.O.P.E. Playground
26001 South Woodland, Beachwood, OH 44122 (Map)

Hours:
Daily, 8 AM - 9 PM
Restroom: Yes (open April - October)
Fenced: Yes
Parent Comments: Free and open to the public. Be warned that although it is fenced in, this playground is very large. Unless you have an older child that you can trust to be on their own without supervision, I would recommend that you have a one adult to one child ratio when you visit.

Call or email:

Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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