Traditional Playgrounds

Traditional playgrounds can be found at the following parks:

Embshoff Woods
Fernbank Park
Francis RecreAcres
Lake Isabella
Miami Whitewater Forest
Mitchell Memorial Forest
Sharon Woods
Shawnee Lookout
Triple Creek
Winton Woods
Woodland Mound

See individual park maps for specific playground locations.

Wet Playgrounds

Children who are supervised by a parent or guardian and wearing bathing suits may play in the wet playgrounds. All diaper-wearing toddlers must wear swim diapers under a bathing suit. Groups are required to have an adult supervisor for every six children.


  • $3 per child (ages 2-12)
  • $7 for 3 children (ages 2-12)
  • $21 season pass wristband
  • Valid at all wet play areas for entire season


  • Opening day: May 23, 2015
  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily (weather permitting)
  • Closed August 24 - August 28, 2015
  • Last day of the season is Labor Day

Parky's Ark in Winton Woods

Located at the Winton Woods Harbor, this wet play area includes 18 animal figures that squirt and spray water onto the play surface area.

Parky's Pirate Cove in Miami Whitewater Forest

Located at Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor, this elaborate wet playground has alligators, a giant octopus and tipping coconuts filled with water.

Parky's Wetland Adventure in Woodland Mound

Located at Woodland Mound, this playground features a 16-foot tree with two slides, a whimsical great blue heron, frogs, turtles and flowers which spray water.

New Playgrounds

Harper Meadows in Winton Woods

Two fully accessible playgrounds built summer 2012.

Francis RecreAcres

To find out more about our first fully accessible playground, visit our Accessibility page.

Parky's Playbarn

Parky's Playbarn, located at Parky's Farm in Winton Woods, is a former dairy barn has been converted into an indoor, farm-themed, accessible playground for children ages 2-12.

  • Admission is $2.50/child


May 3-26 Open Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
May 31-Aug 10 Open Tue–Fri, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun, Noon–4 p.m.; Closed Mon
Aug 16-Sep 1 Open Sat, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun, Noon–4 p.m.
Memorial Day, July 4 & Labor Day Open Noon–4 p.m.

Adventure Station

Children ages 2-12 can explore nature while playing in this two-story, accessible indoor play facility at the Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods. The kids will enjoy climbing up ladders, crawling through tunnels, playing with interactive features and bouncing around in the ball pit. The play area features safety play surfaces.