Here's the main play structure. As you may notice, it is totally and completely covered. Not with those mini-canopies you see at some playgrounds providing shade for maybe half a slide. This canopy is no joke; I think it could be pouring rain here and you'd be totally dry. Also, cute orange flowers sprouting all around, because why not?
The height of this play structure is perfect for toddlers. Non-walkers will need some help but could be entertained here as well. Older toddlers might be interested in the rock wall (we personally did not dare to try it when we visited).
At ground level by the main play structure is a veritable orchestra, with bells to ring and drums to play wherever you turn.
Lana is one-and-a-half now, and these were the perfect height for her. Also note the lack of wood chips - amazing!
There is also a slide that's just the right level of challenge for a toddler to do on her own.
If you get bored, I saw at least two other playgrounds in this park, both within a 3-5 minute walk. Here's another one we explored - also shaded and toddler-friendly, though not as unique as the first.
There is only one aspect of this park I did not like. While parking is easy to find in one of the free lots, there is no sidewalk leading directly to the playground. So you'll have to hoof it across the grass, parts of which can be quite soggy. I did it with a stroller and it was worth the minor annoyance, but still, a path would have been nice!
If you go:
- Address: 15108 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77047. (Make 3rd left after turning onto Cullen Blvd if you're coming from up north.)
- Parking: Several free parking lots throughout park