Did you know that Prince George’s County is home to 25 Imagination Playgrounds? These colorful, creative playgrounds are designed around fun themes to spark kids’ imaginations, and they do a great job. It has long been a goal of mine to visit all 25 with my kids, and this summer, it’s going to happen.
Cheverly’s King and Queen Playground
Our first stop was the King and Queen Playground, also known as Cheverly Euclid Park. My kiddos regularly beg to visit this one and with good reason.
The playground has two castle play structures. The larger one, designed for older kids, features a bouncing draw bridge, a dragon slide, a rock climbing wall, and a rope bridge. Older princes, princesses, knights, and dragons will love exploring this cool castle full of creative features.
The big castle also has my kids’ favorite features – a treasure hunt where kids can search for nine treasures hidden around the castle and an elevator where kids can ride up and down. Honestly, they spend most of our visits using these two components. I especially love the treasure hunt since it’s a way for groups of kids to play collaboratively or for parents and kids to play together.
A blue “moat” feature separates the larger castle from the smaller one, designed for younger kids. I love that my toddler can play independently on this small castle because all of the openings end in stairs or slides with no high drop-offs. The playground also has a set of swings, including a baby swing and an accessible swing and some open areas where kids can play with balls or otherwise run around freely. The ground is a colorful rubberized surface, which is great for falls.
The playground has benches positioned around the play areas for parents to relax and several picnic tables if you want to bring lunch. It’s also located in a park with tennis and basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and a soccer field, so older kids who have outgrown playgrounds can still have fun while younger siblings play.
The only thing I don’t like about this playground is the lack of shade. There’s some shade in the morning, but by noon, it’s fully in the sun and it gets HOT. I would definitely stick to morning visits to this one in the summer or save it for a cooler afternoon. Otherwise, this playground is a winner.
Water fountains: No
Shade: Partial in the morning; minimal in the afternoon
Address: 5610 Euclid Street, Cheverly