It is officially summer and school is out next week. If you are like me, you spend long hours in local Richmond parks and playgrounds making sure your children enjoy the outside as much as possible. If you are new to Richmond you are most likely looking for places to take your kids, and if you have been here a while I am sure you are looking to diversify a little. Step away from the common playgrounds and venture out.
In the next week or so I will be visiting the area playgrounds and letting you know all about them including pictures and maps so you can safely get there. So next time you are looking for a park to go with your kids just click on the “Playgrounds and Parks in Richmond” link on the left side or go straight there through this link: http://polwig.com/home/category/playgroundsandparksinrichmond/
Today we are starting with Huguenot Park located in Midlothian, VA. It is a large playground perfect for kids all ages from toddlers to school age children.
To the left of the entrance you have two sand boxes, one open and the other one with pouring contraptions and funnels. The large sand box was filled with toys when we arrived but I am not sure if they are always housed there or if they were left there unintentionally.
From the sandboxes the view is really impressing. There are a lot of slides, tunnels and steps the kids can use.
The entire playground structure is set up in a way that a child can enter into a tunnel on one side, run in a circle on the elevated part, and exit on the other side here:
That is if they do not get distracted by to least five slides all various shapes and sizes, tick tack toe boxes, drums, marble wheel and other touch/play toys.
For very little toddlers they included a mini house and tunnel.
Once your kids get tired there are two regular swings, two toddler swings and then there are these:
What would you call these? Recliner swings? Lazy boy swing? I do have to tell you that these swings put both my kids in a nap mode or maybe it was the hours of running around in circles.
This playground has really a lot to offer and your child will not get easily bored. It is fenced in so it is easier to keep your multiple children under control. There are also a lot of benches so there is a place to sit, or swing for the adults.
This playground is not shaded. In actuality every single tree has been cut out to make room for the playground which means that it could get too hot to use in Virginian heat. Also the playground is across the street from basketball courts that are really popular in the evening. What I mean to say is that there are lots of cars passing by blasting their music as well as some screaming and shouting.
If you come during a cooler day you will enjoy it greatly.
For map and directions to the park click here.