Johnson Road Park

Another guest review, thanks to Big H & Little H!

Johnson Road Park in Keller (640 Johnson Rd) is Big H & Little H's favorite park!  They love all the "towers" to climb up & the slides.  It can be difficult to keep up with more than 1 kid (or I'm guessing even just 1 sometimes) because there is so much equipment.  There is a toddler play area also [not pictured] with a smaller playscape, swings, & a digging area with a "digger".  There is a huge field, basketball courts, 2 covered pavilions, & a nice clean restroom right next to the play area.  The park is well maintained & always clean.  It's one of the most popular parks though, so it can get quite crowded.  The park shares a parking lot with the Keller library (which has a great storytime) & the Keller Senior Activity Center.


Kid Country *UPDATED 2012*

The original review of Andrew Brown Community Park East/Kid Country can be found here.  Thanks to some special guys for a guest review of the updated Kid Country (the rest of the park is the same).



Mommy says:  Kid Country in Coppell (260 E Parkway Blvd) was redesigned in 2012 (here) & is now an even more fun place to spend the day!  There area a ton of activities...  slides, swings, tire swings, the huge rope climbing structure, sand pits, picnic tables, plenty of parenting seating, lots of ladders and climbing structures, monkey bars, rope bridges, jumping bridges, rock walls/rock poles/rock climbing structure.  The park is split into sections - the main section is for older kids, tot town is for 2-5, and even a section for babies  There is also a music section that even has a stage.  The restroom is nearby, as are water fountains.


A DFW Parks & Playgrounds Update & a Request

Things haven't been as active around here as they used to be, sorry about that.  Let me explain why.  First of all, The Boy wants to introduce someone special...
Little Brother!
As you can imagine, managing The Boy, taking pictures, & waddling around got a bit hard.  Then, managing a newborn & big brother took up all my time & energy, so there wasn't much park visiting happening.  Sorry!!
Then, we had to leave DFW for a job relocation.  Don't worry though, I will continue to add new parks!  It's going to be a bit more complicated to make it happen, and it won't happen as often as I'd like, but there will be more reviews & the ones already here aren't going anywhere!

ALSO, we've added a sister site (or perhaps it's a BROTHER site?  ;p) - Houston Area Parks & Playgrounds.  So, if you know anyone in Houston, or plan to visit & need a place to stop & let the kids burn off some energy, keep us in mind!  (Head on over & "like" our Houston Facebook page while you're at it.)

Now, I said I had a request, and I do!  I'd like to think DFW Parks & Playgrounds has been a good resource for many DFW parents, and I'd love to see it continue to grow in review volume so that it can really cover all the needs of park-loving families in DFW.  So, my request is that you consider doing a guest review.  There's not much work for you to do, I promise, all I really need is pictures.  If there's anything I really need to know about the park, you'll have to share that too, but I'll do all the research & writing for the review.  You just have to snap some pics of the park the next time you're out playing (you don't need to be a professional photographer, you can tell I'm not!, and cell phone pics work great).  That's it, really.  I just need some [recent] pictures, easy enough, huh?  You can include your kids or not, that's up to you, but I won't publish any posts with any real names & I ask that you try as best you can to not to get any clear pictures of kids that don't belong to you.  We want to protect the privacy of children (and other adults) as much as we can around here.
If you're interested in helping, just email me at dfwparks@yahoo.com.  

Thanks for supporting me the past 3 years, it's been lots of fun!


Pearson Park

This park looks fun!
 Whoa, lots of swings!
 There's a little kid spot.
 haha, look at the mushroom house!
 There's a playground for me!
 There's even monkey bars!!!
 I love this park.
 I can climb that, it's fun!
 Mom can sit over there to rest.
Next time, can we go fishing?

Pearson Park in Red Oak (200 Lakeview Pkwy) has a great playground area, with something for all age ranges.  There is also a pavilion, walking trail, fishing pond, open green space, & picnic tables.  There isn't a restroom, but I'd imagine you could use the one in the library right beside the park.  The pavilion is the only good shade area, so pack a hat & sunscreen if you're going to stay a while.  If you're a resident of Red Oak, check out the library's fishing program!


Windmill Ridge Park

 This park looks fun!
 That's for little kids though.
 We can sit there for a snack!
 There are even MONKEY BARS over there mommy!
 I like this park.

Mommy says: Windmill Ridge Park in Rockwall (106 Mulberry) is a small neighborhood park with lots of fun things to do.  There is a small covered pavilion, a separate playground for smaller kids, a water fountain (no restrooms), and a creek running behind the playgrounds.  


Red Oak City Park (Old Town Park)

 This is the fast slide, it's so fun.
 There's the creek.  Mommy says not to play in it...  but sometimes I do.
 I like basketball.
 I think this is a dance stage.  Right mommy?
 I love these monkey bars the most.
 Those slides are okay, but the other one is better.
 The potty & water fountains.

Mommy says:  Red Oak City Park (also called Old Town Park) in Red Oak (101 Live Oak St) is the city's oldest park & includes a volleyball court, basketball court, 2 covered pavilions & a gazebo, picnic tables with grills, a walking trail, a playground, and lots of open space to play tag or fly a kite.  There is also a creek that kids LOVE to play in, so be aware that you made need some towels and clean clothes.  There is a restroom & working water fountains right by the playground area.