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The weather is warming up and it’s time to get back to our favorite family activity – playground hoping! If you’re looking to change up your park routine and try something new, here are a 5 awesome parks in metro Detroit!
The brand new playground at Normandy Oaks is perfect for kids who love to climb. The 40-acre park in Royal Oak, is designed with older kids in mind. They’ll love the ropes course and the cushion of AstroTurf too. Plan your visit during the summer months to enjoy the splash pad too.
Normandy Oaks // 4234 Delemere Blvd, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Lower Huron Metropark’s new playground has something for everyone! The space themed space has a large creative toddler area, massive traditional structure with universally accessible slides and spaceship, a caged ninja warrior course, swings for all ages and abilities AND a climbing slide that genuinely challenges kids to reach for the stars!
Lower Huron Metropark // 40151 E Huron River Dr, Belleville, MI 48111
Perfect for littles of all ages, our kids LOVED visiting Sullivan Park. With a zip line, twister merri-go-round, climbing ropes, circular spinners and creative play equipment – it was so cool to see features here that you don’t usually see at playgrounds. Another beauty of Sullivan Park is that there is a dedicated play space for the littlest of kids to enjoy, along with several features to keep your older ones active.
Sullivan Park // Greenfield Road & Samoset Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073
The playground at Lakeshore features a unique American gladiator rope cage with space for kids to climb, crawl and practice their balance. The massive slide has a rope to climb up or a ramp to walk up and there are multiple seats and swing rides for kids to enjoy too.
Lakeshore Park // 601 S Lake Dr, Novi, MI 48375
Add this non-traditional park to your playground list. The ‘Rock Park’ is perfect for adventurous climbers who want test their skills on different terrain.
Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve // 10 Mile Road, East of Inkster, Southfield, MI 48076
A massive spiderweb cage, climbing walls and massive slides, Stony Creek Metropark’s playground is one of the most popular around town and will keep the kids busy for hours.
Stony Creek Metropark // 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316
When climbing is involved there is always risk of a fall. If you are ever concerned that your child has suffered a concussion, take the Concussion Clinic of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Concussion Quiz and watch the video below for helpful tips.
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..