It’s true that it doesn’t take much to entertain children outdoors – some swings, a patch of sand, water. But Splurge! has selected five playgrounds that are worth the trek whether you live east, west, north or south.
1. Sedgwick County Park The Sunrise Boundless Playscape– meaning accessible to kids and parents with and without disabilities – is nearly always packed, but it is worth it. The playground is most easily accessible from the north entrance to Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st Street. Ramps are handy for wheelchairs or strollers. There are separate areas for bigger kids and toddlers, a sand pit and sand tables, water misters and water tables, a playhouse and, of course, swings. Except for the sand area, the turf is a solid- surface rubber – even terrain (as opposed to sand, gravel or wood chips) with enough bounce to cushion a fall.