We love to take the 3 minute walk across the street to our neighborhood park. It’s where Gretchen used the swings for the first time and it’s an excellent place to burn off some energy at the end of the day. Last year the city bulldozed the old equipment and put in a new playground. It’s colorful and fun but sadly they removed the swings that we used to love and did not replace them. There is a “tire swing” but you can’t truly call it that as it is bolted to the ground and doesn’t move more than a few inches from side to side. Much of the playground is better suited for older kids, but Gretchen still enjoys playing there and I think it will be a fun playground to visit as she gets older.
1701 S. Lindenwood Dr. Olathe KS 66062
What we love about Arrowhead Park: I really love how colorful the new playground equipment is. Gretchen’s favorite thing about this park is the blue tube slide. She also really likes the tree trunk balance beam and mushrooms to walk on, and with Tyler’s help she likes to go across the monkey bars. Like I said above, she’s simply too young for much of the equipment, but the older kids I see playing there seem to like it.
Other things to know about Arrowhead Park:
– As with many of the Olathe neighborhood parks, there is no parking lot here. You can however park in the elementary school lot or on the road leading up to the school.
– There are no bathrooms here but there is a port a potty about 100 yards from the playground.
– In the evenings we like to combine a trip to this park with a trip to the playground at Heritage Elementary School as it has swings and some other features that the city park no longer has.