Who says playgrounds are only for kids? There’s no age limit on fun, and these six unique spots prove that you’re never too old to enjoy the benefits of playtime. Whether you’re looking for a lighthearted date idea or a day trip for the kids, you won’t be disappointed by these awesome Michigan playgrounds.
1. Donald F. Kosch Village Playground (Greenfield Village, Dearborn)
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Opened in October of 2013, this playground offers equipment that’s accesible to children of all physical abilities and was built to resemble a construction site from the 1930s. It’s the perfect playplace for history buffs (and their kiddos)!
2. Blue Heron Bay Spray Park (Whitmore Lake)
Nothing beats the heat on a Michigan summer afternoon faster than a cool splash of water, and this aqua-focused playground in Whitmore Lake is a favorite among locals. Try out the slippery slide, challenge your friends to a spray gun battle, or simply dip your toes in the cool water.
2. Safari Playground (Walled Lake)
This safari-themed indoor playground features a whole world of equipment to expore, including sprawling slides, treehouses, and an obstacle course. And that’s not all — you can even try your hand at a few arcade games or grab lunch when you’re done playing.
4. Inglenook Park (Southfield)
Visit Inglewood Park to spend the afternoon playing among farm-themed equipment. In addition to the playground, the park features jogging trails and spaces for outdoor grilling.
5. Houghton Waterfront Park (Houghton)
You’ve seen unique playgrounds before, but none quite like this. The playground at Houghton Waterfront Park features a labyrinth of slides and wooden equipment. Its gorgeous beachfront location on an inlet of Lake Superior is just the icing on the cake.
6. Kids' Corner - South Haven
It’s difficult to beat the location of Kids' Corner, a wooden playground that sits just steps away from the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. Enjoy the breeze off the lake while the kids explore the play structures.