Playgrounds have been open in Bucks County since last summer. Officials still commend children sanitize their hands often, keep a safe distance from others, wear masks, visit parks near your home, and if it is crowded. But as long as the guidelines are followed, these playgrounds are a great way to get out of the house for some fresh air, exercise, and a change of scenery.
Kids Castle at Doylestown Central Park
425 Wells Road, Doylestown
Kids Castle is arguably the most famous playground in Bucks County. As a result of recent renovations, the inclusive playground now features new play structures that meet the needs of children with a variety of abilities, encouraging cooperative play. Play features are also included for children with visual impairment, hearing impairment, autism/SPD, mobility impairment, and cognitive disabilities.
In addition to these inclusive play upgrades, improvements were made to the existing playground, including the installation of a new, more durable safety surfacing called Poured-in-Place that also provides equal access to the playground for all.
Slides, swings, tubes, designated tot areas, bridges, climbing areas, nature panels, oh – and a CASTLE!
Meyer Way Community Park
1600 Meyer Way, Jamison
Meyer Way is located next to the local Township Building in Jamison and features all kinds of kid-friendly structures. Kids can enjoy swings (regular and tire), slides, climbing areas, tunnels, a short zip-line, pretend train and more. During the summer months, the Splash Pole turns on, so it’s a great spot to bring the kids to cool off! (And YES – according to Facebook, the Splash Pole is on!) The park is 27 acres, with a 1.5 walking/biking path and basketball courts. Meyer Way is a mulch playground.
Bensalem Firefighters’ Field Playground
100 Rockhill Drive, Bensalem
Firefighters’ Field has plenty to offer kids, plus workout equipment for anyone to use. The playground features slides, a bouncy bridge, and swings. Open field space is available for games and running around, plus walking trails. Bonus: Rubber play areas and paved trails make for cleaner play.
Imagination Land Playground
3800 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem
Imagination Land Playground is just next to the parking lot for the Bensalem Library, making it a great little outing with the kids. Have some quiet time at the library, and then let them loose at the playground! There’s a lot to do for both smaller and bigger kids, with multiple slides, climbing areas, bridges, swings, bouncy cars and more. The playground was built specifically for special needs children (though it can be used by children of all abilities), so you’ll notice a lot of special features throughout. There are also bathrooms, benches and a few tables.
234 Durham Road, Newtown
Noah’s Playground opened in 2015 as a tribute to 2-month old Noah Cohen, who passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2010. The newer playground features an inclusive design and a rubberized surface. Kids will enjoy swings, multiple slides, climbing areas and more. There are bathrooms and a picnic area. There is also a paved trail if you want to do a couple of laps to burn some calories yourself!
Falls Township Community Park
9061 Mill Creek Road, Levittown
It’s amazing what can be done with an old quarry site! For decades, this area of Levittown was unusable space. But in 1999, Falls Township gained control of the quarry, backfilled it and created this park. There’s a little something for everyone with two playground areas, skateboard ramps, a dog park, roller hockey rink, and more. There are also walking trails and access to fishing.
East Oakland Avenue, Doylestown
Burpee Park is located next to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. It features large playground areas with slides, see-saws and climbing spaces. If you have a kid that loves to swing, there are traditional belt swings, bucket seats and an ADA accessible swing. There’s also a basketball court and baseball field. If you want to bring your lunch, there are picnic tables and a pavilion that you can rent. Porta-potties only.
The Mayors Playground
180 Cherry Street, Langhorne
Mayors Playground is just a couple of blocks away from the Langhorne Bucks County Free Library, so it’s a great location if you want to make a morning or afternoon of it. While the playground is by busy roads, it’s fenced in except for the entrances. The landscaped playground features play equipment with slides, bridges and climbing spaces, swings, basketball courts, and open field space.
Memorial Park/9-11 Garden of Reflection
1950 Woodside Road, Yardley
Memorial Park in Lower Makefield Townsip is the site of Pennsylvania’s official 9-11 memorial. In addition to the beautiful fountains and gardens, there are also play areas. The Secret Garden is an inclusive playground designed for children of different abilities. It features a rubberized surface that’s easily accessible for children with mobility issues, special activity panels for kids with sensory issues, and a variety of other innovative equipment. The playground is fenced in except the entrance. The park has basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, a baseball field, and a multi-purpose football/soccer field.
Roberts Ridge Playground
286 Frost Lane, Newtown
Roberts Ridge is another inclusive playground with several features that make it more accessible for children of all abilities. It has smooth, rubberized surfaces that are wheelchair accessible, ramps within the playground area, and transfer stations so that those using wheelchairs can lift themselves out of them and onto playground equipment. There’s also a special needs-accessible swing, and play areas for the visually impaired. This is all in addition to playground favorites like tunnels, ladders, slides, monkey bars and more. The park is located on 22.8 acres with a walking trail around the perimeter. There are picnic tables, benches, and public bathrooms.
George M. Bush Park
3868 Burnt House Hill Road, Doylestown
This well-maintained park features two playground areas with rubberized surfaces, open field space, walking trails, and a giant sandbox. There are baseball fields and sand volleyball courts, so there’s fun for adults, too.
Turk and Edison-Furlong Road on Sauerman Road in Doylestown
This 13-acre park is tucked away in a residential neighborhood and features a woodland trail, a baseball field, and a playground with slides and climbing walls as well as a horseshoe pit, a volleyball court, and a picnic area.
Warwick Memorial Park
Memorial Drive, Jamison
This park includes paths, picnic tables, swings, slides, and a paved area for bikes and scooters called Safety Town. Restrooms are available.
1 Maple Ave., Langhorne
This playground is situated in a wooded area with lots of shade from the surrounding trees. The playground features swings and climbing walls, and the park has fields, basketball courts, and restrooms.
Due to Coronavirus concerns we recommend confirming hours and social distancing rules for 2021.
Bluestone Creek Dog Park
1260 Almshouse Road Warrington, PA
Doylestown Dog Park
1260 Almshouse Road Warrington, PA
Falls Township Dog Park
1599 East Penn Valley Road Morrisville, PA
Perkasie Dog Park
555 Constitution Avenue Perkasie, PA