Top playgrounds in Metro Detroit? Let us know

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As we emerge from our winter shelters and work to shake off the cabin fever (exacerbated by the pandemic this time around), families are turning their attention to outdoor activities.

Here’s a question for the parents and kids among us: What are the top playgrounds in Metro Detroit? Do you have a favorite?

What makes a particular playground ideal? Is it the swings? -- a good set swings is pretty clutch! Maybe it’s the open space. Maybe it’s just the cleanest, safest spot around.

Of course, convenience always plays a big role in this. But, let’s say you and your kids were looking to take a short trip to the playground -- is there one you’re willing to drive to?

Here are some points to keep in mind:

  • Cleanliness
  • Tidiness
  • Quality of playscapes
  • Overall safety
  • Friendliness of other playground visitors
  • Accessibility
  • Parking

You might think: Why would I tell more people to go to my favorite spot and then ruin it? Well, that’s a great point, and it’s exactly what I would say!

However, what I’m trying to do here is uncover more and more options for everyone. The only way we can do that is by sharing! Sharing is caring, blah blah blah. You get it.

Let me know some of your favorite spots, and be sure to explain why:

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About the Author:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.