As many of my local Athens, Georgia friends know, the new World of Wonder Playground, also know as the WOW Park, has reopened recently with an awesome new playscape. We ventured out there today to celebrate our first day of the new semester in homeschooling.
Anyone that ever went to the old WOW park knew that you weren’t able to go in the summer during the day. It was far too hot. The new playground has plenty of shade with giant canopies over many playscapes and more importantly, over some of the benches for the parents.
Another big complaint was the forever hike to the bathrooms from the old playground. The new playground is located right next to the bathrooms now, making it much easier to take a potty training toddler to go before an accident happens. They also have water fountains inside the park fence but they weren’t working while we were there.
I can’t quite tell you about the benches, though, because I had a blast playing on the playground with my children! They have a ginormous tube slide, a fun roller slide, and really all sorts of slides everywhere!
The best part for me was the awesome Generation Swings that are located at the front of the park. I could swing with my youngest! He thought this was the best thing ever!
My 16 month old enjoyed the playscape designed for the 2-5 year old crowd. On this one, there aren’t any stairs, so he was able to just walk right up the incline to get to his favorite slides.
My little monkeys enjoyed the many different types of monkey bars that were available. Several look like things out of the American Ninja Warriors show. My 10 year old son LOVED this part since he has great upper body strength and often needs a challenge.
One of the highlights for the kids was the intriguing merry-go-round type equipment. It doesn’t spin as fast as the ones did when we were kids, but still super fun. There is netting all around to keep kids from falling off as easy, too. My kids loved climbing on it and then taking turns spinning everyone around. Even my teenager had a blast!
All the equipment easily works for when a bunch of kids show up at once to play. Everywhere we turned, there was something new and different to play with or on!
Another great feature is that there is walking path that parents can walk on that goes around the playground but is inside the fence! You can get some exercise while your children play. From what I am reading, it’s about 1/5 of a mile path, but I haven’t measured it for myself yet. I definitely will be using this feature. I saw one man walking/jogging the path and a few little kids riding their bikes or scooters on it as well.
We had a blast and will definitely be back! This is a great place to visit!
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For More Information:
Interested in taking an outing to this park? The WOW playground is located at 325 Whit Davis Rd and is open Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and closes at sunset. Free.
Have you been to the new location yet? How much fun did you have?