Tic Tac Toe at Lake Accotink Park

Lake Accotink Park

The Lake Accotink Park playground is located near the carousel and the marina. There are restrooms and ample parking. The playground surface is mulch. It is not fully enclosed, but it is far enough from the road that you should be able to catch a runner before they hit the street, and the picnic areas (including reservable areas for parties) are adjacent to the playground.

There is also a good, sandy beach for you kiddo who loves to dig, and the park trail goes right by the playground if you want to plan your hike so you can take a break for some play.

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Hidden Oaks Nature Center: Nature Playce

Once you’ve had a chance to explore the truly awesome indoor exhibits at the nature center, be sure to head outdoors and let your kids explore Nature Playce- the interactive outdoor exhibit. They’ll dig. They’ll jump. They’ll climb. They’ll compare how big they are to how big the dinosaurs were. They’ll take turns. They’ll have adventures and rescue the downtrodden. This shady, fenced, all natural playspace is exactly right.

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