The Best Playgrounds in Oakland

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Published Oct 11, 2017

It is true that kids enjoy playing more than any other activity. Play not only helps to keep kids entertained but it is also very necessary for their health. Below is an outline of the best of playgrounds in and around East Bay.

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Adventure Playground

160, University Avenue, Berkeley


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If you are seeking for a beautiful place around East Bay where you can take your children to play and have fun, then Adventure Playground is the place to be. It is one of the more modern playgrounds in the area and has all the things that kids would expect to find in a park or outdoor gardens. The environment is kid-friendly and is complete with cute paintings and areas to play soccer, and go swimming. Ideally, this playground fosters a sense of adventure in the kids. Your children will learn many new things as they meet and make new friends.



Codornices Park

120, Euclid Avenue, Berkeley


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Cordonices Park is an ideal playground for small kids and young adolescents. The most exciting feature about this playground is that it has a 40-foot-long sliding concrete that thrills many kids. At Cordonices Park your children are given cardboard panels that help them maximize their speed as they slide. Nearby, there is a basketball field for older kids and neatly maintained grassy areas where parents can relax as they watch their children play. For the toddlers who might get hurt if they played with the rest, there is a fenced-in play area that is purposely set aside for them. The beauty of Cordonices Park is that it brings together children from different areas and thus gives your kids the chance to interact andlearn from each other.



Oakland Athletic Rowing Society

CA 94606, East Oakland


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As one of the most profound playgrounds in East Bay, Oakland Athletic Rowing Society prides itself on a warm and welcoming environment for both parents and children. There are lovely and talented coaches who teach the kids about rowing. Oakland Athletic Rowing Society is an ideal family-friendly setting that helps to boost the confidence of your children through the teaching sessions. The coaches also have a unique commitment to nurturing the dreams and talents of every kid.



Dracena Quarry Park

130, Dracena Ave. Piedmont


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Lovers of outdoor activities in East Bay know that Dracena Quarry Park is one of the best family spots. It is a modernized park with a fantastic play area for kids. Many activities take place in this playground giving the kids maximum pleasure and fun. The kids' play structure consists of an abandoned rock quarry that has a curving path which winds up the lawns along the steep excavated hills. This playground is great for the adventurous minded kids and parents. The park also has a modern climbing wall and a hillside slide. The water and sand play area provides a beach environment and an opportunity to play water games. This ground is also endowed with vast, sprawling lawns that are perfect for picnics and relaxation.



Frog Park

5500, Claremont Avenue, Oakland


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Located in Temescal, Frog Park is a unique playground that features most of the items that kids love and enjoy. It has a creek which kids wade in and a large sand pit where several games are played. Many parents in Temescal prefer to hold their kids' birthday parties in this park as it a great party venue. The park also has a wide variety of playing equipment and games to cater for the interests of kids from different age groups. To give this playground a spectacular and appealing look, there are carved images of animals that have been arrayed along the play structures. Bonus: Frog Park also has a tire swing (which is rare to find in other playgrounds).



Doyle Hollis Park

1327, 62nd Street, Emeryville


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This playground displays fantastic innovation and creativity as far as play structures are concerned. Doyle Hollis Park is one of the modern-looking parks in East Bay that offers an unmatched environment and experience for kids. The climbing wall in Doyle Hollis has a series of rope structures that the kids use to wind up the wall. There is also a gravity-powered spinning wheel that is that is quite thrilling. You will also find a variety of swings and other play equipment in Doyle Hollis which gives your children an opportunity to play many games before the day ends.



Roberts Regional Recreational Area

10570, Skyline Blvd. Oakland


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Located in a grove of tall and majestic redwoods, Roberts Park is the best playground for adventurous nature-lovers. The park has a large elevated platform and different slides where kids can run around and burn some more energy on. There is also a modern climbing apparatuses enhanced with safety features which protect the children from falling as they climb the surfaces. The Roberts Regional Recreation Area gives kids a chance to play real-life games like the game of Chutes and ladders. They also have modified equipment to cater for children who need special treatment like those using a wheelchair.


If you are looking for an excellent playground in East Bay where your kids can play and have fun, consider visiting one of these parks. You can be assured of some quality entertainment for your children.




Looking for other cool things to do with your kids in East Bay? Check out our Events section for free community events & festivals! 



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