Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wizard of Oz Playground at Upper Marlboro's Watkins Regional Park!

We loooooove the Wizard of Oz-themed playground at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro yet! If you haven't checked it out yet, here's a peek at what you've got to look forward to at this truly amazing, huge, colorful and creative playground! 

Explore Dorothy's Aunty Em & Uncle Henry's Kansas Farm:  

Slide down Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers: 

Enter Emerald City to Find a Bounty of Jungle Gyms! 

Hide out in Munchkin Land: 

Play some music before jumping into one of Dorothy's hot air balloons!

Couple of tips:
  • Playground is good for children up to about age 10-12.  
  • Playground can get busy so if you have a toddler/younger kiddo, I'd recommend arriving on the early-ish side (before 10am) or later in the afternoon (say 3-4pm). 
  • Restrooms are adjacent to the playground (score!)
  • While some areas of the playground are shaded, a majority are in open, direct sun so plan accordingly (hats, sunscreen, bug spray); 
  • There's no place to buy food inside the park (that I know of!) so pack a lunch/some snacks to enjoy by one of the adjacent picnic spots. 
  • Parking is available next to the playground (depending on availability) or nearby (so not an issue).
Watkins Regional Park is located at 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro (about a 30-40 minute drive from Hyattsville / Riverdale Park area). Hours: 8am to dusk.

Have you checked out this playground yet? If so, what was your favorite part?!?

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