Post by Haley Roberts
The weather the past few days has been WONDERFUL! Spring is finally in the air, the flowers are blooming, and the days are perfect for long hours at the park! Virginia has great parks for playtime- I love going with a group so my girl gets to play with other children and I can spend hours talking with my friends as well.
Here are a few of my favorites in the Richmond Area.
“A PLAYGROUND FOR KATIE AND FRIENDS AT HUGUENOT PARK”
10901 Robious Road, Midlothian, VA 23113
This park is great for many ages, but particularly those with toddlers. Created with handicap or wheelchair bound children in mind, it is easy for the smaller children to climb, walk, and run around the multilevel play-set in order to get to the slides. It has “lazyboy” swings intended for easy use for those with handicap and those are HEAVENLY. My child could swing in these recliner swings for hours. It includes multiple swing sets, a sandbox, multiple size slides, much more. There are also picnic tables for snack time, basketball courts, shelters for grilling, restrooms, a soccer field, tennis courts, and trails for biking, and running.
4308 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, VA
My family loves Frisbee golf and this park has an 18 basket Frisbee golf course that we love to play. (Make sure you bring your own Frisbees) It also has a swing set play area, although I would not go there for that. It includes walking, running/ biking trails, an azalea bush area (beautiful this time of year), grilling shelters, restrooms (warning- these are not the best), a duck pond, and soccer fields. This park is best for older children who can participate in the Frisbee golf. SO much fun. Don’t know what Frisbee golf is? Learn about Frisbee golfing by clicking HERE. It is easy and fun for an older family- although my toddler loves playing with the Frisbees as well.
OTHER GREAT PARKS IN THE GREATER RICHMOND AREA
Deep Run Park 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233
Lombardy Park 1500 Hanover Avenue at the right at Lombardy Avenue/Hanover Avenue/Park Avenue.
Rockwood Park 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond, Va 23236
Meadow Farm/Crump Park Playground 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Two of my most favorite parks in the WHOLE WORLD are not in the Richmond area, but they are in Virginia.
MUNDEN POINT, Virginia Beach 2001 Pefley Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia This park is BEAUTIFUL. It is located on the North Landing River, and is just lovely. The 2 lane drive is so picturesque as well. Be sure to stop at one of the fruit stands along the way! This park has multiple new play-sets, baseball fields, soccer fields, picnic shelters and tables (on the river!!), an 18 basket Frisbee golfing course, nice restrooms, horseshoe pits, boat ramps, and so much more on its 100 acre park. You can also rent all types of equipment for the various activity you want to participate in!
Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton, Virginia 600 Churchville Ave,Staunton, Va 24401
This park is AMAZING! Complete with multiple new play-sets, restrooms, tadpole ponds, duck ponds, soccer fields, baseball fields, a community pool, walking and biking trails, a community center building and famous for it’s Gypsy Express train ride during the summer. We had hours of fun at this park and it is well worth the trip into the mountains!
I hope this will help kick start your spring! Please note* I am not a professional photographer- Stephanie is. All of these images were taken by me, Haley Roberts, the blog writer, not Stephanie, the amazing Certified Professional Photographer.
We hope you can take some time to enjoy a little time with your family at a park during this beautiful spring time!