We were able to visit 13 parks on our tour of Johnson County parks from April-August. It was a really rainy spring and summer so some of the parks we had to visit as a family as our Friday morning playdates got rained out. We didn’t make it to Porter Park or Osage Park but I hope to visit them sometime in the future and add them to the list. Also can’t wait to check out the new playground and splash pad going in where the old Roe Pool was in Overland Park. It is supposed to open in the spring of 2016. Here is the full list of parks we visited as well as some “best of” list.
Best parks for a hot day: Franklin Park, Blackhoof Park, Gezer Park. All three have streams for the kids to play in and the first two are significantly shaded by trees.
Best parks for pretend play: Blackbob Park (castle theme), Frontier Park (pirate ship), and Antioch Park (dodge town)
Best parks for big kids: Little Mill Creek North, Blackhoof Park
Best parks for little kids: Antioch Park, Franklin Park, Blackhoof Park
Best parks for kids that love slides: Little Mill Creek North Park, Sar Ko Par Park, Ironwoods Park, Blackhoof Park, Gezer Park.
Best parks for kids that love to climb: Little Mill Creek North Park, Electric Park, Sar Ko Par Park
Best parks for a kids that like digging in the sand: Franklin Park, Gezer Park, Blackhoof Park