This Season’s Top Three Playground Picks

Project S.W.I.N.G. Park in St. Augustine

1 Cordova St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

If you have traveled to St. Augustine to visit the historic downtown district, you likely know where the three level, 1,200 car Historic Downtown Parking Facility is. Right behind it is Project S.W.I.N.G. Park. A gorgeous wood built playground with the charm you would expect from a play park in St. Augustine. It is free and open to the public. There are two side of this park. One side is for toddlers, the other is for older kids (or toddlers who can hold their own with the bigger kids). A well covered picnic area sit comfortably between the two halves of this park so parents can see just about every park of the playground.

Check out Project S.W.I.N.G. Park on the video below!

Mandarin Park

14780 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223

Mandarin Park is a woodsy recreation area with a tennis court, boat ramp, and a playground (of course). There are three separate covered picnic areas with the usual cast iron grills you’ve come to expect at some park picnic areas. A very small stroll away is a pier with a lovely view of Julington Creek and the Mandarin Holiday Marina. We love to head over to the Julington Creek Fish Camp to get a nice lunch after letting Skylar run around the Mandarin Park playground

Check out Mandarin Park on the video below!

Alpine Groves Park

2060 FL-13, Switzerland, FL 32259

If you like tracking through the woods on well worn paths to find a wonderful view of a water way at the end of your journey, this is a great park for that. You can walk out on the pier to enjoy a bit of the St. Johns River after a small hike through the woods. Situated just before the trails is a cute little playground with a picnic area. Along your journey through Alpine Groves Park, you’ll find a historical home and old stables that will take your imagination back in time.

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