The Heilmann Park Splash Pad is the only FREE splash pad in the North County. It’s located at the larger Heilmann Regional Park and Playground at 9400 El Bordo Ave. in Atascadero. The splash pad is situated right by the restrooms. The waterplay spot super small, but very popular with littles.Readers on my Facebook Page say the splash pad is NOW ON for summer 2019.
In hot and arid Paso Robles, a lake is pretty special. That’s why today we’re giving a BIG shout-out to the lake at Barney Schwartz Park
Cuesta Park has got to have the most beautiful creek in all of SLO. It also has a fun bridge to cross, a nice hiking-without-actually-hiking feel and a playground kids love.The only things I don’t like about it are sometimes there’s a lot of homeless people hanging out there, and the playground ground-cover is made of smelly black pieces of rubber. Aside from that, grab a pal and check it out because it’s really woodsy and pretty.
Heilmann Regional Park in Atascadero is spaceship themed. 🚀 This parks also has a free splash pad in the summer…
Yesterday we visited Joy Playground in Atascadero for the very first time.But first, a little backstory: I was pregnant with Clara six years ago when I first interviewed a group of dedicated parents of children with special needs.
This park is known for its 28-foot climbing structure , complete with crazy tall lookout points and a GIANT tube slide that dips down from the top lookout. It also has lots of grass, a beautiful creek and bridge, perfect for littles, and nice restrooms.
Cayucos Beach is one of our faves for taking little kids to the beach because it has free parking, public bathrooms, an outside shower spout for rinsing off, lifeguard towers and …. it also has a playground right on the sand!
The new play equipment is bright, fun and offers a fairly diverse set of play structures. Among them are some really great nature-inspired tree stump steps, large boulders connecting the climbing decks and a fun ring twister to stand on and spin. The kids were also excited to try out the cascade climber, which features foothold cutouts on a series of panels to encourage kids to climb up, down and sideways.
Barney Schwartz Park in Paso Robles is getting an all new playground soon. While we’re happy about the fresh play equipment, I feel like we should give some throwback love to the old playground before its purple plastic and log cabin vibe is gone for good.
Piggybacking off my recent post about 7 things to do with kids in Downtown Paso Robles, here’s our more…