Playground Reviews

Toddler X and I have hit the following playgrounds recently, and we'll have reviews and ratings up asap. We're also trying more on a weekly basis. Please give us suggestions of playgrounds you love (or hate!) -- we'll check them out and post our reviews.

*** Indicates that these are some of our personal favorites

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Campbell
  • Campbell Park -- Click here for review.
  • Jack Fischer Park -- Click here for Facebook post. ***
  • John D. Morgan Park -- Click here for review.
  • Stojanovich Family Park -- Click here for review.
  • Virginia Park
Cupertino
  • Blackberry Farm
  • Creekside Park
  • Franco Park
  • Hoover Park
  • Jollyman Park -- Click here for Facebook post.
  • Linda Vista Park -- Click here for Facebook post. ***
  • Memorial Park
  • Monta Vista Park
  • Portal Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Somerset Square Park
  • Sterling Barnhart Park
  • Three Oaks Park
  • Varian Park -- Click here for Facebook post.
  • Wilson Park -- Click here for review.
Gilroy
  • Las Animas Veterans Park
  • Los Arroyos Park

Los Altos
  • Grant Park
  • Shoup Park ***
Los Gatos
  • Bachman Park
  • Belgatos Park ***
  • Blossom Hill Park
  • Howes Playlot
  • La Rinconada Park -- Click here for Facebook post. ***
  • Live Oak Manor Park
  • Oak Meadow Park
  • Vasona County Park -- Click here for Facebook post.
Milpitas
  • Hall Memorial Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Edwin R. Levin County Park
Morgan Hill
  • Diana Park -- Click here for review.
  • Nordstrom Park -- Click here for review.
Mountain View
  • Cuesta Park ***
  • Eagle Park
  • Jackson Park
  • Mariposa Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Shoreline Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Rengstorff Park ***
Palo Alto
  • Briones Park -- Click here fore review. 
  • Mitchell Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Rinconada Park -- Click here for review.
  • Robles Park
San Jose
  • Newhall Park (SJ -- Central) -- Click here for review. ***
  • Cahill Park (SJ -- Downtown) -- Click here for review.
  • Lenzen Park (SJ -- Downtown) -- Click here for Facebook post. ***
  • Ryland Park (SJ -- Downtown)
  • Bernal Park (SJ -- Downtown)
  • Rotary Playgarden (SJ -- Downtown)
  • Guadalupe River Park/Arena Green (SJ -- Downtown)
  • The Rotary PlayGarden (SJ -- Downtown) -- Click here for review. ***
  • O'Connor Park (SJ -- Downtown/Central)
  • Backesto Park (SJ -- Downtown)
  • Hester Park (SJ -- Rose Garden) -- Click here for review.
  • Houge Park (SJ - Cambrian) -- Click here for review. ***
  • Lone Hill Park (SJ -- Cambrian) -- Click here for review.
  • Kirk Park (SJ -- Cambrian)
  • Butcher Park (SJ -- Cambrian)
  • Paul Moore Park (SJ -- Cambrian/Willow Glen)
  • Frank Bramhall/Willow Park (SJ -- Willow Glen) ***
  • Lincoln Glen Park (SJ -- Willow Glen) -- Click here for review. ***
  • River Glen Park (SJ -- Willow Glen) -- Click here for review. ***
  • Wallenberg Park (SJ -- Willow Glen) -- Click here for review.
  • Balermino Park (SJ -- Willow Glen) -- Click here for review.
  • Berryessa Creek Park (SJ -- Berryessa)
  • Noble Park (SJ -- Berryessa)
  • Penitencia Creek Park (SJ -- Berryessa)
  • Almaden Lake Park (SJ -- Almaden)
  • Parma Park/Jake's Play Lot (SJ -- Almaden) -- Click here for review.
  • Jeffrey Fontana Park (SJ -- Almaden) -- Click here for review.
  • Greystone Park (SJ -- Almaden) -- Click here for Facebook post. ***
  • Alum Rock Park (SJ -- Alum Rock)
  • Fowler Creek Park (SJ -- Evergreen) -- Click here for review.
  • Silver Creek Linear Park (SJ -- Evergreen/Silver Creek) -- Click here for review.
  • Evergreen Park (SJ -- Evergreen) -- Click here for review.
  • Cahalan Park (SJ -- Blossom Valley)
  • La Colina Park (SJ)
  • Edenvale Gardens Regional Park (SJ -- South)
  • Silver Leaf Park (SJ -- South)
  • Ramac Park (SJ -- Santa Teresa) -- Click here for review.
  • George Page Park (SJ -- Santa Teresa)
  • Rainbow Park (SJ -- West) -- Click here for review. ***
  • Saratoga Creek Park (SJ -- West) -- Click here for review.
  • Calabazas Park (SJ -- West) -- Click here for Facebook post. ***
  • Murdock Park (SJ -- West) ***
  • Hamann Park (SJ -- near Campbell) -- Click here for review.
  • Emma Prusch Farm Park (SJ) -- Click here for review.
  • Pueblo Play (SJ) -- Click here for review.
  • Sherman Oaks Park (SJ)
Santa Clara
  • Agnew Park -- Click here for review.
  • Alvarez Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Carmichael Park
  • Central Park -- Click here for Facebook post.
  • Fremont Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Mary Gomez Park
  • Lick Mill Park -- Click here for review.
  • Live Oak Park
  • Machado Park
  • Marsalli Park-- Click here for review.
  • Maywood Park -- Click here for review.
  • Parkway Park
  • Henry Schmidt Park -- Click here for Facebook post.
  • Thamien Park ***
  • The Park at Midtown Village -- Click here for Facebook post.
  • War Memorial Playground -- Click here for review. ***
Saratoga
  • Beauchamps Park-- Click here for review.
  • Brookglen Park -- Click here for review.
  • El Quito Park
  • Gardiner Park -- Click here for review.
  • Kevin Moran Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Wildwood Park -- Click here for review.
Sunnyvale
  • Baylands Park -- Click here for recent post.
  • Fairwood Park
  • Lakewood Park
  • Las Palmas Park -- Click here for review. *** NOTE: Review needs to be updated -- park has been renovated.
  • Murphy Park
  • Ortega Park
  • Ponderosa Park
  • Raynor Park -- Click here for review.
  • Serra Park -- Click here for review. ***
  • Seven Seas Park -- Click here for review, or here / here for Facebook posts. ***
  • Washington Park -- Click here for review.

Beyond the South Bay...

SAN MATEO COUNTY
  • Marlin Park, Redwood City
  • Magic Mountain Playground, San Mateo ***
  • Burton Park, San Carlos ***

SAN FRANCISCO
  • Elinor Friend Playground at the San Francisco Zoo, Sunset -- Click here for zoo review and here for Facebook post. ***
  • South Sunset Playground, Sunset -- Click here for Facebook post. ***
  • Mountain Lake Park, Presidio

MARIN COUNTY
  • Corte Madera Town Park -- Click here for Facebook post. ***

SONOMA COUNTY
  • Byron Gibbs Park

MONTEREY COUNTY
  • Dennis the Menace Playground, Monterey ***

LAKE TAHOE (and environs)
  • Commons Beach Park, Tahoe City *** 
  • Kilner Park, Tahoe City
  • Pomin Park, Tahoe City
  • Katie's Playground, Truckee (Facebook post) ***
  • Truckee River Regional Park, Truckee ***
  • Marie Sluchak Community Park, Tahoma
  • Squaw Valley Park, Olympic Valley
  • Rideout Community Center Playground, Tahoe City
  • Lions Children's Park, Colfax (Placer County)

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Salinas
  • Tatum's Garden (amazing!) -- Click here for Facebook post. ***
Paso Robles
  • Sherwood Forest Playground at Sherwood Park ***
  • City Park Playground
San Luis Obispo
  • Marshall Park
  • Emerson Park ***
  • Cuesta Park
Avila Beach
  • Avila Beach Playground
Pismo Beach
  • Dinosaur Caves Playground
    Santa Barbara
    • Kid's World
    • Chase Palm Park ***

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    Ventura
    • Ventura Pier Playground ***
    Orange County
    • Balboa Pier/Peninsula Park, Newport Beach
    • Irvine Regional Park, Orange

    NORTH CAROLINA
    • Kiwani's Community Playground, Waynesville ***
    • Ocean Isle Beach Park, Ocean Isle Beach
    • Ocean Isle Beach Children's Playground, Ocean Isle Beach

    Finally, please note that these reviews are based on my observations or experiences on the day(s) I visited the park in question, with my own particular toddler. Park conditions can change, the clientele may vary day to day, and things that are safe and fun for one child may not be for another. I make no warranties as to the safety or security of any of the parks or playgrounds listed here, and I recommend that you use your own best judgment when determining whether to visit or stay at a park, and whether that park is appropriate for your toddler.

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