Guide to {South of Atlanta} Parks

Friday , 24, May 2013 3 Comments

 


All Children’s Playground & Picnic Area

151 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City

Visited  by Allie

Favorite feature of the park: I love view of the lake and of course the playground itself is great for kids of a wide range of ages

Least favorite feature of the park: I would have to say the geese. Last time we were there, one of them started following the Goober around the field, hissing at him, which made me very uncomfortable.

My child most enjoyed: The Goober loves swings so it’s a toss up between those and the bouncing/rocking spaceship.

I’d recommend this park for ages: This is a great playground with a lot of options and the surrounding field is great for kicking balls around, flying kites, etc, so I’d say it’s great for ages 0-12 years old.

Ratings-

Bathroom facilities: I didn’t utilize the restrooms while I was there, so N/A

Overall cleanliness of the park: 4/5

Ease of getting around i.e. stroller accessibility: 4/5

Safety features: 4/5

 

Allie gives All Children’s Playground and Picnic Area 4/5 peaches.


 

Pebble Pocket Park

Willow Road, Peachtree City

Visited by Rachel

Favorite feature of the park: I like that there is some shade and that the park is well maintained.  The picnic tables are nice for lunch or a snack.

Least favorite feature of the park:  The two large slides with steep steps.  They are just too advanced for my kiddo.

My child most enjoyed: The swings.

I’d recommend this park for ages: 3+  It was difficult to keep Eli from heading to the stairs on the slides the entire time.  Since he can’t navigate them safely by himself yet, I had to constantly direct his attention to something else.

 

Ratings-

Bathroom facilities: 0/4 None

Overall cleanliness of the park: 4/5  The park looks well maintained

Ease of getting around i.e. stroller accessibility: 4/5  This park is right on the cart path in Peachtree City

Safety features: 2/5  There is no fence or boundary of any kind.  The slides are old and have very steep steps.

I will like this park better when Eli is a bit older.  But still, no bathrooms.

Rachel gives Pebble Pocket Park 3/5 peaches


 

YMCA Park

215 Huiet Rd, Fayetteville

Visited By Rachel

Favorite feature of the park: The variety.  This park has swings, slides, climbing opportunities, and a maze.

Least favorite feature of the park:  This park is closed from 9-12 during the summer months because it is used by the YMCA day camps.  Definitely my least favorite feature.

My child most enjoyed: The maze.  He liked looking at the wooden pictures on the walls and it was cool in there.

I’d recommend this park for ages: This park would be best for kids more confident on slides than Eli is, but there was still plenty for him to do.  It is definitely appropriate for kids ages 2-10

Ratings:

Bathroom facilities: 1/5  There is a port a potty that is just a step up from using one of the many trees nearby.

Overall cleanliness of the park: 5/5  The park was getting fresh wood chips last time we were there.

Ease of getting around i.e. stroller accessibility: 3/5  Last summer I tried to navigate the park with a stroller but the wood chips made that a bit difficult.  There is a path all the way around the outside perimeter of the par that is stroller friendly.

Safety features: 4/5  I didn’t see anything terribly dangerous and there is a fence around the entire play area.

Rachel gives the YMCA Park 4/5 peaches


 

McCurry Park

164 McDonough Rd, Fayetteville

Visited by Allie

Favorite feature of the park: The walking paths are great.

Least favorite feature of the park: The restrooms off the walking path definitely aren’t the cleanest, but there are more restrooms/changing rooms near the ball fields that are nicer.

My child most enjoyed: The Goober loves watching the guys playing softball, especially when he realizes one of them is is daddy.

I’d recommend this park for ages: This is definitely older kid friendly. There is playground, but there aren’t any swings or many parts of it suitable for toddlers, so I would say 4-12 on the playground portion and 6-100 on the soccer/softball/baseball/football/picnic parts.

 

 Ratings:

Bathroom facilities: 2/5

Overall cleanliness of the park: 4/5

Ease of getting around i.e. stroller accessibility: 5/5

Safety features: 4/5

Allie gives McCurry Park 3/5 peaches


 

Seavy Street Park

Seavy Street, Senoia

Visited By Rachel

Clockwise from top left: bubble feature in toddler area, swings, toddler area, big kid area, elephant ride-on toy

Favorite feature of the park: There are separate areas for different ages of kids.  The toddler area was perfect for Eli, and some of the bigger kids we were there with enjoyed the merry go round and climbing features.

Least favorite feature of the park:  The park is in need of a little TLC.  Maybe new wood chips are on the way.

My child most enjoyed: The plexi-glass  bubble in the toddler area as pictured above.  He couldn’t wrap his brain around it, and it was hilarious.

I’d recommend this park for ages: 0-??  I think even I could have fun at this park.  There really is something for everyone.

 

Ratings:

Bathroom facilities: 1/5  There is a port a potty.  Nuff said.

Overall cleanliness of the park: 4/5  It was clean but needs to be weeded and re-wood chipped.

Ease of getting around i.e. stroller accessibility:  4/5  I saw a few moms using strollers while I was there.  They seemed to be maneuvering just fine.

Safety features: 3/5 There are a few features that are pretty dangerous including the merry go round.  There also isn’t a fence of any kind

This is probably my new favorite find for the summer.  I am sure I will be visiting this one many times in the next few months.

**be careful when driving over the railroad tracks just before the entrance of the park.  There is a wicked rut that just about ate my front tire**

Rachel gives Seavy Street Park 4/5 peaches


 

Castle Playground @ Newnan Utilities Park

70 Sewell Rd, Newnan

Visited by Wendy

Favorite feature of the park: My favorite feature of the Castle Playground is really the variety of equipment at the park. There are lots of swings, slides and tons of places to climb plus a toddler area. Kids can easily entertain themselves or play with friends.

Least favorite feature of the park: Ants! At the Castle Playground there are wood chips so there are also lots of ants. The people working there do their best to take care of ant hills, but you just can’t get them all.

My children most enjoy the swings. Every time we go they love to spend a lot of time on all the swings, but especially the tire swings!

I’d recommend this park for ages 2-12. There are plenty of activities for the little ones in the toddler area and the opposite end of the playground can keep older kids busy too.

Ratings:

Overall cleanliness of the park is great! The grass is always cut, the walking path is in good shape, bathrooms are clean and I rarely see trash on the ground.

Ease of getting around the park: Getting around the entire park is easy, even with a stroller.

Safety features: At the Castle Playground there is only one entrance/exit for the kids to use so you can hang out there and make sure your little ones aren’t escaping, which is always good! The equipment is well maintained and in good shape. For the park in general there are several workers in golf carts at all times who make rounds and they keep an eye out for the kids also.

Wendy Gives the Castle Park @ Newnan Utilities Park 4/5 peaches


 

Toddler Area @ Newnan Utilities Park

70 Sewell Rd, Newnan

Visited by Ashley

Favorite feature of the park— I love the water sprinklers! We didn’t get to use them on the day we went because it was too cool but we are looking forward to using them this summer. I also love the benches and pavilions. We actually chose to use one of the pavilions for the kids’ birthday party this summer. They are free to use for anyone who uses Newnan Utilties Water.

Least favorite feature of the park— I hate to say this, but the company! The day we went, a woman was actually cursing at her children in front of everyone! I thought it was incredibly rude and I hope it was just that day!

My child most enjoyed–being around other small children. Isla loves to play with other kids her age and this area of Newnan Utilities Park was perfect for her age group!

I’d recommend this park for ages–This section of the park was great for smaller children, I would say 0-6. I was able to lay out a blanket for Cole to play with some small toys without being in the crossfire of little ones running around.

 

Ratings

Bathroom facilities: Being alone with both kids, I didn’t get to check out the facilities.

Overall cleanliness of the park: 5 peaches

Ease of getting around i.e. stroller accessibility: 5 peaches I didn’t use the stroller but easily could have)

Safety features: 5 peaches. I didn’t see any cause for concern

Ashley gives the Toddler @ Newnan Utilities Park 5 peaches


 

Safari Park

Spring Street, Carrollton

Visited by Wendy

Some of the play equipment at Safari Park in Carrollton

Favorite feature of the park: The padded fake grass that covers the play area. I don’t know what it’s actually called, but it is nice for little kids because it doesn’t hurt as much when they take a spill.

Least favorite feature of the park: There is no fence around the play area. Luckily this has not presented an issue anytime we have gone, but it would be nice if there was a fence.

My children enjoyed the entire playground. There is a great variety of equipment, ramps, slides, monkey bars, climbing wall, swings and more!

I’d recommend this park for ages 1-10. The soft ground cover is nice for little ones learning to walk and there are plenty of things for the older kids to keep busy.

Ratings:

Bathroom facilities: There is one restroom available. Any time we’ve been there it has been fairly clean.

Overall cleanliness of the park is good. The pavilion and surrounding area have been clean when we’ve been there and the equipment is in good shape.

Ease of getting around: Very easy to get around this park, very open and easy to navigate, even with a stroller.

Safety features: Overall the equipment is in good shape and the covering on the ground will help cushion any falls.

Overall it is a great little park with a good variety of equipment. The only thing lacking would be a fence around the play area as an additional precaution.

Wendy gives Safari Park 4 peaches


 

Franklin City Park Playground

Franklin

Visited by Wendy

Favorite feature of the park: I like that the playground is big, but not too big. I could see the kids from the gazebo area, where I was sitting, while they played. It is also right behind the police station, a good location!

Least favorite feature of the park: N/A

My children most enjoyed: The see-saw. My boys had a great time playing on the see-saw, I think this is the first time they have played on one!

I’d recommend this park for ages: 1-12. There are some swings and other equipment for little ones along with the main play area for older kids. There is also a lot of grassy areas that would be good for playing ball or tag.

 

Ratings:

Bathroom facilities: The bathrooms were clean and in good shape.

Overall cleanliness of the park: There are lots of trash cans around and I didn’t see any trash on the ground.

Ease of getting around: The park is very easily accessed with our without a stroller.

Safety features: The playground equipment is in good shape, the park is in a nice location behind the police station and away from the busy road.

The playground is in great shape, there are lots of benches and a gazebo with picnic tables. Even though we didn’t have enough time to check it out, there is a walking path along the river.

Wendy gives Franklin City Park Playground 5 peaches

 

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  • Jamie says:

    Did you review Church Street Park in Fayetteville?

  • kerri says:

    Love this!! Thanks for the tour 🙂

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