Westland Splash Pad
Closest cross street: Ford Rd. & Venoy
Free family splash fun all summer long!
Restroom: Port-a-potty only (eek!)
Play: Great playscape for little ones (2-4) and a GIANT playscape for the older kiddos.
Picnic tables are sparsely scattered but I would recommend bringing a picnic blanket and possibly a beach umbrella or tent for shade. Lots of open green space and thick mulch under the play structures but not many trees.
BONUS: We found a festival in full swing quite by accident on Wednesday July 3rd. It had carnival rides, a petting farm, pony rides and fried food. Uniquely it had exotic animals to get photos with. A capuchin monkey even had his own little show. There was a stage set up for music acts to jam through the night. FREE to enter, rides and everything else were all separate fees.
Ahhh, there’s nothing better than the feeling of the wind in your hair when the rubber meets the road, especially in these cool trikes!
Elizabeth Park, Trenton, MI
closest main corner: West Rd. & Jefferson
We took our bikes and trikes for a lovely loop around the park (approx. 1/2 mile) then played for over an hour on their handicap accessible play structure. B and his friends (ages 2-4) were able to safely manage the climbing and sliding leaving the adults to enjoy the day on the nearby shaded picnic tables. Delightful!
Restroom: Inside the main new brick structure at the crest of the loop. Clean with baby changing table.
Extras: Beautiful water views, lots of photo opportunities. Mature shade trees. Mulched hiking path through the center with a woodsy feel.
*bring food for the ducks and geese
*skateboards welcome inside the skate park