One of the very best things about Cleveland Park in Greenville, SC is that there is so much to do there. Kids of a variety of ages can visit the park and have wonderful experience. KAG Contributor, Deirdre, shares with you just a few of the fun ways to enjoy the park.
So much to do in Cleveland Park
The main playground area has three areas to play in. There is a covered climbing and area for young children. Connected ramps allow children to move from one section of the area to another. Some children will love just running from one end of the area to the other. Children can exit the ramps in various ways. My son loved slipping down one of the slides.
There is a second covered area much smaller than the one for young children that has a climbing structure for older children. My son like the seats hidden in the structure.
A set of swings, a climbing web, a modern merry-go-round, and a skateboard-like structure are in between the two playgrounds.
For many of you this maybe all you have seen in Cleveland Park. There is still more to explore at Cleveland Park. Most of the other areas are a short walk away.
What you’ll find if you venture away from the main playgrounds
Just past the parking lot next to the younger children’s covered play area is a red caboose. The caboose is a great spot for pretend play or a snack break. It is also great place to sit and read a book about trains.
Maj. Anderson’s memorial F-86 Saber jet fighter plane is also in Cleveland Park. Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing the plane and hearing about the man who flew it.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a great place to stop and remember those who have served our country.
Yes, there is still more to explore. You will want to check out:
- The Ramona Graham Fitness Trail is a great place to explore various exercises.
- The Fernwood Nature Trail is a great place for kids to bird or animal watch.
- Basketball, volleyball, tennis and softball enthusiast will want to check out the areas of the park dedicated to those sports. You may even want to introduce your children to a new sport!
Beyond the main playground area you will find other small play structure areas in the park. It is fun to drive or walk around the park to find them.
And, last but certainly not least, there is no better place than Cleveland Park to begin a bike ride. Or maybe even let you little one ride their bike while you go for a walk.
I hope you will take time to explore each of these fun and educational areas of Cleveland Park. Your children will truly enjoy getting to see more of this wonderful park.
What’s your favorite part of Cleveland Park?
Be sure to scroll through Your Guide to Parks and Playgrounds Near Greenville for even more outdoor fun in the Upstate!