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Around Plano: Best Parks near me with Playgrounds & Play Spaces for Kids

When Plano was a planned city, parks were designed to be close to schools and to include extra features, like a pavilion, sports fields, play equipment, and some nice trails to use.

When you are looking for easy, close fun for the kids, there’s nothing like our parks around Plano!

Whether you’re looking for a shaded option, an all-accessible playground, or one with a Splash Pad, we have all of our favorites close to home.

Liberty Playground Windhaven Meadows Plano TX

19 Awesome Outdoor Playgrounds in Collin County

With so many parks around Collin County, we know that sometimes you want to venture outside of Plano and further North and East. We chose 19 of our absolutely best parks near me with playgrounds which we think are totally awesome!

Playground with Shade in Plano

Shaded Playgrounds for Toddlers

When the weather picks up and it gets warmer around Plano, we still need to find playgrounds to get our toddlers out, so these are the best-shaded playgrounds for toddlers.

6 Awesome Accessible Playgrounds in Collin County

For kids with sensory issues and special needs, we have picked 6 of our favorite purposefully designed playgrounds around Collin County which have equipment and play surfaces and flooring for all kids to play together.

Lonestar Park in Plano

One of our favorite parks is a small neighborhood park off Mission Ridge in Central Plano, Lonestar Park. This playground has some great play structures that offer plenty of fun for kids of all ages.

Haggard Park Plano

Why we love Haggard Park

Right in the heart of Downtown Plano, neighboring numerous shops and restaurants, the Interurban Railway Museum, the Art Centre of Plano, and our Downtown Plano DART station, you’ll find Haggard Park, one of our favorite parks near me with a playground.

It’s a treasured outdoor space with beautiful gardens, fountains and a pond, a grandstand, and plenty of spots for photoshoots, alongside a great purpose-built playground for hours of entertainment for kids of all ages.

Klyde Warren Park
Photo Credit: Klyde Warren Park

5 Kid-Friendly things to know about Klyde Warren Park

The newly renovated Klyde Warren Park is one of our favorite parks with a playground. It has events, dining options with restaurants nearby, and food trucks parked alongside.

Bring your dog with you (they have their own dog park), take a fitness class, and enjoy the freshly built Children’s Park. We have 5 kid-friendly ideas for things to know about Klyde Warren Park.

Jack Carter Park

The Jack Carter All-Abilities Park

A newly built but totally purposeful design for kids of all abilities, with soft flooring underfoot and play equipment which will allow all kids to play together and have fun.

Perfect for kids with Special Needs too, it’s fully inclusive. We are so excited to have this addition to our parks near me with a playground.


  • Abbie

    Hi, I’m Abbie, super mom, and busy-bee who moved to Plano from London, England with my husband and 2 kids, Jesse and Lucy, in the Summer of 2013. Plano Moms was my lifeline when I arrived as I didn’t know anyone or anything about my new city that I now called home. When I’m not being a Plano Mom or being a taxi service to my kids, working out, cooking and reading (when I find the time!)

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