Playgrounds in the Columbus, Ohio area and parents’ reviews

Plenty of interactive features keep kids entertained at Millstone Creek Park.

Plenty of interactive features keep kids entertained at Millstone Creek Park. | Photo by @columbus_playgrounds_

Next time you need to occupy the kiddos, why not do it at one of Columbus’ many community playgrounds? Here are 16 playgrounds to explore, with everything from climbing walls to musical games to log cabins.


Goodale Park

  • Tucked between the large pond + fountain and Victorian Village are two playgrounds for children.
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Schiller Park

  • You’ll find a playground among the many features of this park, including floral gardens and fishing ponds.
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Whetstone Park

  • Stop and smell the roses at the Whetstone Park of Roses before moving on to the park’s playground.
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Emerald Fields

  • This park includes two different large playgrounds, one of which has a musical game for children.
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Amberly Community Park

  • Kids will adore the play houses set up in a pretend village here, in addition to swings and a slide.
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All Children’s Playground

  • This shady playground is surrounded by a wooded area + is accessible for wheelchair use.
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Upper Arlington

Miller Park

  • Puzzles, interactive games, and classic playground favorites are adjacent to a small wooded creek with a bridge-lined trail.
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Fancyburg Park

  • A StoryWalk surrounds this large park with a baseball diamond, tennis courts, and different playgrounds for children of different ages.
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Grove City

Fryer Park

  • What kid wouldn’t want a park with a splash pad in the summer? Climbing structures and a space-themed playground make this park perfect for elementary school-aged children.
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Westgrove Park

  • A playground with a musical section is adjacent to wide green spaces and a walking path.
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Homestead Park

  • If kids tire of the playground, this park also has a fishing pond + bridge, train station replica, and a paved trail loop connecting to Heritage Rail Trail.
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Take the kids to Alum Creek Park North for playtime in a toy train.

Take the kids to Alum Creek Park North for playtime in a toy train. | Photo by @columbus_playgrounds_


Huber Village Park

  • This castle-like playground is sure to get the kiddos excited, with sports fields and a nature area nearby.
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Millstone Creek Park

  • This playground features a variety of activities to keep kids entertained, from climbing to swings to an electronic light-catching game.
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Alum Creek Park North

  • Kids ages 5 and under will love this playground’s toy train, while older children will love the webbed climbing structure.
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Woodside Green Park

  • This unique log playground features tree houses, nets and climbing structures, and an obstacle course.
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Jeffrey Park

  • Classic playground favorites like swings and slides are surrounded by leafy woods, tennis courts, and walking trails.
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