There are so many precious memories to be made this summer with your family! Throughout the season, our area hosts many family friendly festivals, classes and camps at local businesses and organizations, and even has awesome pools to check out that we can’t even believe are part of our community! But additionally, Greater Lafayette, IN has an impressive playground selection that’ll keep you and the army of small people in your home entertained for weeks on end. Not to mention – they’re all either free or a very minimal price to gain access. Here are some of our favorites in the area!
Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana Playgrounds
Armstrong has a cool, wooden playground tucked behind a huge pond and some baseball diamonds. It’s well shaded, and there are many other things to do while you’re here too. Consider riding your bike here on the paved trail that runs right behind the park. Maybe even bring your baseball gear to practice your swing at the batting cages available. Perhaps bring you fishing license and gear for some fishing after you play. Or stay and spend your day at Castaway Bay. So much fun to be had at this park!
Explore all the things that Columbian Park has to offer. Located in the heart of Greater Lafayette, Columbian Park offers the Columbian Park Zoo, Loeb Stadium (home of the Lafayette Aviators), Memorial Island, a train (Columbian Park Zoo Express), Tropicanoe Cove water park, huge playground at the top of the hill and Wild Tykes Play Zone amusement area.
Approximately 62 acres in size with 16 acres in Michaud-Sinninger Woods Nature Preserve and 14 acres of turf/soccer fields. Cumberland Park contains a picnic shelter, playground, 1/2 mile footpath, 2 lighted softball fields, basketball courts, volleyball court, and community vegetable gardens, 2 lighted basketball courts and the Pony League Baseball field.
Nestled down into a good ol’ Indiana hollow, this 81 acre park has so much going for it: a brand new dog park, paved trails, shelters to rent for your family’s next get together, and so much more. However, the most notable feature really is the playground. Brand new in 2019, this playground serves every child’s imagination. Big or small kiddos – they’ve got you covered. Come here to let the entire family run free! This is a community favorite.
We’d say the best feature of this park is location! Conveniently located close to Interstate 65, you can easily access it from most neighborhoods within or around Lafayette. This fun, updated in 2017 playground sits among other amenities including baseball fields and even a pickleball court. This playground sits on, ”poured-in-place rubber surfacing, ensuring that all people can gain access to the facility.”
Munger Park is a 32-acre park located in the northeast portion of Lafayette. It has 1-Mile Paved Trail, a Picnic Shelter, Grill, Multi-Age Playground, Open Green Space and Wildflower Areas, Pond and Public Restrooms. The unique trail (see map with trail distances) is surrounded by open space to toss a Frisbee or relax in the sun after walking. The trail curves around the pond where fishing is permitted (all state regulations apply). There is one, 100 person capacity shelter available to rent at Munger Park.
Just outside of town, this State Park in our backyard is a treasure. This park does have a $7/vehicles admission fee, but there are over 3 different playground to choose from inside the grounds. They’re all beautifully maintained wooden sets that really help spark imagination. Check out the Farm, the amazing aquatic center, the paved bike trails, and so much more while you’re on the grounds. You won’t regret visiting!
There are so many more playgrounds throughout Greater Lafayette, IN. We don’t have enough space to include them all. We hope this helps as a launching pad for all things fun in the sun for your family memories!
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