Denver’s best new playgrounds for 2019
posted by: Guest Blogger
Winter is over and what better time to explore the newest playground additions to the Denver metro area? Here I share five new parks for your family to discover.
The iPhone app Denver Playgrounds & Parks was just thoroughly updated to include every play area in the metro area – over 750 of them! You will find photos, descriptions, and reviews of each playground. Come locate one near you, no matter what part of town you’re in. Visit the App Store or get details at the project website, playgroundsdenver.com.
Also, be sure to bookmark our Summer 2019 Denver Activity Guide with 150+ indoor and outdoor activities!
Montbello Central Park
This new playground in Denver features a boulder hill with a slide, spinners, several balance ropes, and a climbing tower. There is a fun bouncer that will test your balance, a very nice platform swing, and plenty of nets for climbing. (Featured image)
Location: Andrews Drive & Crown Blvd, Denver
Denver Premium Outlets
This new gigantic play area is a free activity center that offers families a break while shopping at the Denver Premium Outlets mall. The playground is open to the public, even if you’re not on a shopping trip. Super-tall slides, climbing towers, and large nets dominate the playground. Bridges, tunnels, and platforms are scattered throughout. Explore the dinosaur area, climbing ribbons, and turf hills.
Location: 13801 Grant Street, Thornton
Come check out another one of Denver’s super playgrounds! The many unique play opportunities include a tall covered climbing tower, a hanging seesaw swing, a super fast concrete hill slide, and rubber hills. Climb to the top of the tower and slide down on the inside! Countless climbing ribbons, nets, and spirals abound. There are also 8 swings, 9 spring toys, and plenty of spinners.
Location: Julian Street & W Howard Place, Denver
Here is a colorful, fun play area for all ages in Littleton that was completely rebuilt in 2018. The new playground impresses with 8 slides, 5 swings, several spinners, climbing nets, and spring toys. The “Sterne Express”, a play train, features tunnels and train cars for little kids.
Location: 5898 S Spotswood Street, Littleton
Maple Grove Park
Here is another park whose playground was gutted last year and replaced with a fun, modern, and accessible play area. You will find colorful slides and spinners, a climbing tower, and balance ribbons. The toddler area features equally colorful structures, including a play house and super low slides for the littlest ones.
Location: 14600 W 32nd Ave, Golden
Guest blogger Chris Sekirnjak lives in Wheat Ridge with his wife and young children. His two guide books Denver Playgrounds & Parks and Run, Stroll, Hike were published in 2014 and 2016 and have both been adapted to mobile apps.