MontCo Park and Playground Fun Spots

By Betsy Natter

Throughout Montgomery County, great communities have come together to create great play spaces for their residents. Looking for fun beyond your own backyard? Try out one of these awesome parks to play, picnic and enjoy Montco’s recreational spaces.

Manderach Park
(Limerick Community Park)
180 Swamp Pk., Schwenksville, PA 19473

This 70-acre park includes 2 pavilions, 3 softball fields, 2 little league fields, 1 baseball field, 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, 2 restroom facilities, and a 1.1 mile paved walking/running track with 12 fitness stations. But best of all for kids is the amazing playground!

The two-story castle-like climbing tower has twin slides for a quick exit to the bottom. Plenty of other climbing and swinging equipment too. The playground also features separate sections for varying ages and is completely fenced in for children’s safety. Benches and a water fountain are also available.

Parkside Place
(Upper Gwynedd Township)
1 Parkside Place, North Wales, PA 19454

This community playground is a wooden and metal structure built under a grove of tall trees. It features turrets, swinging bridges, balance beams, slides and educational activities throughout the structure. Picnic tables and benches are scattered throughout the playground. The complex also features 2 courts for basketball, 5 tennis courts and 4 pickle ball courts. Also located within the park is Nor-Gwyn Pool, which is open to the public. Registration and fees apply, but residency in the township is not required.

Menlo Park
Park and Arthur Ave, Perkasie, PA 18944

The unique draw of this park is the historic Perkasie Carousel. One of the oldest and few remaining carousels still operating in the country, the Perkasie Historical Society runs the ride on select Sunday afternoons during the summer. Click here for a listing of days. Picnic grounds, pavilions and a community aquatic center are located nearby. The Menlo Aquatics Center accepts registrations for both resident and non-residents members at varying rates.

Mondauk Common
(Upper Dublin Parks)
1451 Dillon Rd., Ambler, PA 19002

This park is a great place for walking on the one mile track that winds through fields and a pine tree forest. Pavilions, basketball courts, a covered picnic area, large playground, and sand volleyball courts make a fully rounded facility. Lots of open space for running with the kids. Plenty of parking in three large lots.

Fischers Park
(Towamencin Township)
2225 Bustard Rd., Lansdale, PA 19446

This popular community park has approximately 3 miles of walking trails along a creek and through wooded areas. The property covers 77 acres. Two playground spots for kids with lots of equipment for climbing. Pavilions for picnics and summer concerts at the amphitheater.

Masons Mill Park
(Upper Moreland Township)
3500 Masons Mill Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090

This park has something for everyone within its 76 acres.  Visitors can enjoy lighted volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, as well as the increasingly popular pickleball courts and ball fields. The playground features 3 climbing units, dinosaurs and a water spray pole. A fitness trail w/ 18 stations (.72 mi.), restrooms, Woody’s Fishin’ Hole pond with fountain, an archery range (permit required), horseshoes, picnic tables and pavilions round out the amenities.

Of special interest is the Safety Town big-wheel riding complex featuring buildings, roads and working traffic lights. The town’s lights operate daily from 10 am to 2 pm during the free non-group use periods. Riders must bring their own big-wheels or tricycles. The town is also available for rent when the park provides trikes as part of the rental package. Visit the park website for rental info.

Lukens Park
540 Dresher Rd, Horsham, PA 19044

Also known as Everybody’s Playground, the play place here has lots of bridges, climbing ramps, and places for kids to run, jump and swing. Colorful soft padding under foot and large canopy umbrellas overhead throughout the area are nice touches. Everyone will love to rock the boat on the Sway Fun activity.

Memorial Park
75 W King St, Pottstown, PA 19464

Pottstown’s community park features lots of great activities for sport enthusiasts. The park is home to the Trilogy Park BMX race track, a USA BMX affiliated track in Eastern PA. Practice days and races run throughout the year and it is also open for general riding. Also located in the park is the Fountain of Youth Spray Park located off Manatawny Street. It is free and open to the public from 10 am to 7 pm daily. No staff on duty so visitors use at their own risk. Changing stations are available in the restrooms.




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