Orlando Area Playgrounds

If you want something free to do with kids in the Orlando Fl area, a playground is hard to beat. The Orlando area is home to some of the best playgrounds in Central Florida, but not every one can be considered great. Let’s pick out some winners with detailed playground information backed by solid reviews.

So what is the best best playground? Is it Cherry Tree, Demetree Park, Union Park or somewhere else.

Lets find out which Orlando playgrounds are most worth enjoying.

Best Orlando Playgrounds

For a detailed list of playgrounds, visit the city of Orlando Park Directory. To cut to the chase, take a look at our top picks.

Lake Eola Park

A statue at Lake Eola Park in Orlando.
Muse of Discovery – Lake Eola

An iconic park in downtown Orlando. A must see for visitors and Orlando residents alike.

Location

512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

Amenities

  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Art Work
  • Lake
  • Swans
  • Paddle boats
  • Amphitheater
  • Food Trucks
  • Local Restaurants Close

Why We Like It

Every family needs to visit Lake Eola Park a some time. It is an iconic park that has a little bit of everything. Take a paddle boat onto the lake and enjoy the views. Walk the almost one mile concrete path around the lake while viewing beautiful flowers, tall trees and artwork. Enjoy the well equipped playground while working up an appetite for some ice cream or a meal from a food truck.

There is a lot to do at Lake Eola, which is why it is our top pick for kid friendly parks in Orlando. Just be aware that it does get busy and you will likely have to pay for parking. Luckily, there is plenty of it and it only costs s few dollars.


Redbug Lake Park

Red Bug Lake park in Casselberry, a great park for kids.

One word, “zipline”.

Location

3600 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry, FL 32707

Amenitites

  • Restrooms
  • Swings
  • Lake
  • Zipline
  • Picnic Tables

Why We Like It

The key feature of this playground is the zipline. What kid doesn’t like a zipline, it is not stop fun. Parents, don’t worry, it is only a few feet off of the ground. Besides the zipline there are also plenty of climibing structures, swings, slides and spinny things. There is also plenty of parking and shaded seating areas for the parents. About half of the playground is in the sun, so bring some sunblock and water for the kids.


Wadeview Park

A popular Orlando park with mature Pines, Cypress & Oak Trees.

Location

2177 S Summerlin Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806

Amenities

  • Restrooms
  • Grills
  • Parking
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Fitness Stations
  • 5 Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Lake
  • Handicap Accesible

Why We Like It

This is one of the best playgrounds in Orlando because it has a number of things going for it. Unlike many parks, this one has its own parking lot so that is no issue. Parents will also like the clean restroom facilities and shaded seating. Your kids will enjoy the 2 playgrounds and you will appreciate the short walking trail complete with a fountain and exercise stations.


Delaney Park

Originally called Duckworth Park, this is one of the oldest parks in the Orlando area. Mixed use park occupying over 7 acres.

Location

1055 Delaney Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

Amenities

  • Playgrounds
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Court
  • Baseball & Softball Field
  • Dog Park

Why We Like It

This is a great place to take your kids to play while you escape the Orlando heat under the shade of an old oak. The playground itself is fenced in for your child’s protection and there are clean restrooms available. Delaney is located in a safe and very pretty area of the city. Parking is tight, being available only on the street, so be prepared to search for a spot.


Clear Lake Park

A relaxing park with playgrounds, walking trails and view of the lake.

Location

2301 29th Street, Orlando, FL 32805

Amenities

  • Playgrounds
  • Trails
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Fitness Stations
  • Gazebo
  • Picnic Tables
  • Lake
  • No Restroom

Why We Like It

This park has lots of space for your kids to run and burn energy under the shade of mature oak trees. The playground is well equipped and has some unique features such as saucer swings. You will find this park to be well maintained and safe, being located across the street from an elementary school. Be aware that there are not restroom facilities.


Dartmouth Park

Located in the College park area, Dartmouth park occupies over 3 areas of land. It is a favorite for those in the Orlando area who want to enjoy parties, picnics or just get a little exercise. With mature Pine and Oak trees, there is plenty of shade to take the edge off the Central Florida heat.

Location

822 Dartmouth Street, Orlando, FL 32804

Amenities

  • Grills
  • Pavilions For Rent
  • Workout Stations
  • Walking Path
  • 2 Playground Sets.
  • Handicap Accessible
  • No Restrooms

Why We Like It

While this is not the largest park by any means, it is worth a visit. Clean and well lit at night, it is a good place to enjoy an Orlando night when the temperatures get a bit cooler. The only downside to Dartmouth Park is that parking can be a challenge. It is surrounded by one way streets with limited spaces. Keep in mind that while this park has water fountains, there are no restrooms.


Guernsey Park

This is another one of those nice little hidden gems. A quiet neighborhood park that you can usually visit without too much of a crowd.

Location

1320 Guernsey Street, Orlando, FL 32804

Amenities

  • Playground
  • Swingset
  • Basketball Court
  • Pond
  • Fields
  • No Restroom

Why We Like It

If you are looking for a basic park for small children, this one is a good choice. Well maintained and tucked into a neighborhood, you are sure to have a peaceful day out. Be aware that parking is a bit tight, there is no lot, street parking only. In addition, there are no public restrooms. Still, Guernsey Park is worth a visit, even if it is just for an hour or so.