This was one of our official Friday morning stops but another rainy Friday meant it didn’t happen as planned. We ended up going over the weekend to check it out when we were over in the area and I took pictures so I could share. Spoiler alert: underwhelmed by this park. It is in need of some TLC! Also, no swings 😦 Still, Gretchen had a good time and it had some nice elements.
Leawood City Park
10601 Lee Blvd. Leawood, KS 66206
What we love about Leawood City Park: The dinosaurs! Gretchen loved the 2 dinosaurs and the alligator so much we had to bribe her to explore the rest of the playground. They dinos rock back and forth and the gator is stationary. The playground is really large with a separate structure for younger kids next to the dinosaurs. I really liked that there are ramps for getting on the equipment as we’ve noticed many newer playgrounds make actually getting on the equipment a challenge for kids under the age of 4 or kids that struggle with climbing. There is a huge shelter with picnic tables and bathrooms right next to the playground.
Other things to know about Leawood City Park:
– It’s right next to 435 so the noise from traffic can get pretty loud depending on what time of day you are there.
– We haven’t visited it ourselves, but the Leawood Aquatic Center right next to the playground looks fun. I spotted a whale slide and a spray ground. We may have to check it out this summer!
– You can probably tell from the pictures that the park has seen better days. The turf has lots of holes in it and the playground structure is really faded from the sun. Not sure what year this playground was constructed but it needs a good sprucing!