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Park it here: 6 playgrounds worth trying

Brew City parents have it pretty good when it comes to park choices throughout the city.

There are parks that offer great views, some that excel in providing fun trails, and others are jam-packed with great playground equipment. But, with so many parks in and around Milwaukee, it’s hard to know what ones are worth trying. To help narrow it down for you, we’ve selected a few that should definitely make your must-play list.

1. Estabrook Park: Tons of fun can be found for the entire family, including your four-legged friends, at Estabrook Park, 4400 N. Estabrook Drive, Milwaukee. There’s a tot lot and playground that has a sand floor, so kids can perfect their sandcastle-building skills. There is a fenced-in dog area, and plenty of beautiful green space for kids to run around, enjoy picnics, bike, hike and play.

Possibility Playground has a ton of fun equipment, including hanging pods, an alpine thunder slide, tire swing, climbing net, surf board, elephant rocker, and a pirate ship, complete with waves, a rain wheel and motion platform. That’s just some of what the park has to offer. The even better thing about this playground is that all of its equipment is wheelchair accessible. It was built so that every child, no matter the disability, can enjoy it.

Possibility Playground, which opened in 2011 in Port Washington, has hanging pods, an alpine thunder slide, tire swing, climbing net, surf board, elephant rocker, and a pirate ship. And, all the equipment is wheelchair accessible.

2. Possibility Playground: Found on a bluff in Port Washington, this is a park that makes driving a ways worth it. Possibility Playground has a ton of fun equipment, including hanging pods, an alpine thunder slide, tire swing, climbing net, surf board, elephant rocker, and a pirate ship, complete with waves, a rain wheel and motion platform. That’s just some of what the park has to offer. The even better thing about this playground is that all of its equipment is wheelchair accessible. It was built so that every child, no matter the disability, can enjoy it.

3. Carver Park: Located at 911 W. Brown St., Milwaukee, this park has everything your child could possibly want. There’s a huge playground, an indoor baseball practice space, an outdoor baseball diamond, soccer field, basketball courts, and even a splash park with a kiddie pool. Our suggestion? Pick a beautiful day, pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy – your kids certainly will.

park has endless activities for a fun-filled day. And, it’s huge. There’s a great playground and picnic area, which has a sandbox, slides and swings, along with other standard equipment. There are also baseball fields, a soccer field, tennis courts, volleyball courts and bike paths. Even better, when summer is in full swing, the family aquatic center opens. It has a great pool, water slide, diving boards, a huge sand box and a separate swimming area for toddlers.

Wirth Park in Brookfield has a great pool, huge sand box and a great playground.

4. Wirth Park: In central Brookfield at 2585 Pilgrim Road, this park has endless activities for a fun-filled day. And, it’s huge. There’s a great playground and picnic area, which has a sandbox, slides and swings, along with other standard equipment. There are also baseball fields, a soccer field, tennis courts, volleyball courts and bike paths. Even better, when summer is in full swing, the family aquatic center opens. It has a great pool, water slide, diving boards, a huge sand box and a separate swimming area for toddlers.

5. Grant Park: Spend the day exploring the four different play areas Grant Park has to offer. There are plenty of places to picnic, a couple of great hiking trails, and a nice beach. A trip to Grant Park, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee, is guaranteed to make for a great day.

6. Frame Park: Found in Waukesha at 701 E. Moorland Boulevard, Frame Park has a great playground, a formal garden area, picnic shelter, sand volleyball courts and a baseball diamond. There are paved paths that loop throughout the park, making it a nice place to take a walk or bike ride. It’s by the Fox River, so it has floating piers that can accommodate fishing, canoeing and paddleboat activities if your family is feeling adventurous.

Do you know of another park that should make the list? Send an email to kirsten.klahn@brewcityparent.com or leave a comment below. We welcome your feedback.

About Kirsten Yovino

Kirsten Yovino is a Milwaukee-area resident and co-owner of brewcityparent.com.

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