Fun & Free for Kids: Seven Cape Cod Playgrounds

Kids never say no to the playground where a little fresh air and exercise is ideal any day of the week.

Taking the kids out can be fun, but it can also be tiring and expensive. Some days, you just want to let them run off their energy while you enjoy relaxing on a bench. Or maybe you just want an activity that won't hit your wallet. Either way, check out some of these playgrounds on the Cape.

  1. Marguerite Ickis Playground, Johnny Kelley Park, South Dennis: This playground is loads of fun. Made of recycled materials (plastics and aluminum) this play structure features different parts, from enjoyable slides to a great swing set. The playground is well-shaded and there is also a walking track right next to it, as well as several fields and basketball courts, making this the perfect place to spend several hours.
  2. Eldredge Park Playground, Orleans: Located right across the street from the police station, the Eldredge Park Playground has a big and fun sandbox which is always full of toys and is great for little kids. This playground is a wonderful stop for those with younger children, but if you have older kids, they can try playing in the tennis courts or out on the field. Snow Library is also very near by, as is the rest of Orleans Center.
  3. Brooks Park, Harwich: Located right by Harwich Center and the Brooks Free Library, Brooks Park is an enjoyable place to spend an hour or two. The playground has unique play equipment and there are fields to play in as well.
  4. Veteran's Field Playground, Chatham:This is a fun playground and it features quite a bit of play equipment. Located next to Veteran's Field in Chatham, this playground is also adjacent to Chatham Center.
  5. Marina Playground, Sandwich: Located along the Cape Cod Canal, the Marina Playground in Sandwich is a great stop. After playing, take a walk down the banks of the canal and enjoy a truly Cape Cod-dy activity.
  6. Wellfleet Playground and Skate Park, Wellfleet: This playground has gigantic slides and plenty to do! It is also right across the street from Wellfleet Harbor and within walking distance of the downtown area. Older kids can try to perfect their inline skating or skateboarding at the skate park, right next to the playground.
  7. Luke's Love Boundless Playground, Barnstable: This playground is great for all kids, with or without disabilities. That's part of the concept of the boundless playground, providing play for kids from all walks of life. So come and enjoy the great play!

About the Author

Contributing Writer

Mati Brown holds a Journalism degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She has written for several publications, including the Berlin Reporter, EDGE publications, and the Falmouth and Mashpee Bulletins. A current resident of Brewster, she is glad to be writing about the area she grew up in.