Go play at Discovery Park's newer playground. Credit: Nancy Chaney
Play outdoors no matter the weather
You might have to bring a towel to dry the swings and slides, but active play and a good dose of fresh air will boost everyone's mood. And maybe plan on a hot cocoa stop on the way home.
- Rain-friendly playgrounds and parks: Of all our playground articles, bookmark this one now for the winter. It's got great puddle-jumping fun for our region's typical winter weather.
- Pandemic playgrounds, by region: This collection of playgrounds, most of them updated in the last couple of years, offers ideas for exploring a new-to-you spot.
- Adventure playgrounds: Are your kids ready for more adventure? These parks have the highest swings, steepest slides and fastest zip lines.
- Visit a sensory playground: These inclusive parks feature accessible equipment for all kids and are super-fun for everyone.
- Skate and scoot all afternoon: When the chaos peaks, grab the helmets and take kids, skateboards and scooters to roll away excess energy at the most rad skate parks around town (note: the two indoor spots listed are closed).