If you have children and live in Dunwoody, odds are you have ventured to Brook Run Park a time or two. Or 40. While Brook Run offers loads of playground equipment, gazebos with picnic tables, a walking trail, and more, if you and your children are looking for some different playtime opportunities, here are a few nearby options.
Georgetown Park, Dunwoody
Georgetown Park playground was a bit of a secret for a while but has become a great destination for the under-5 set. Featuring swings, spinning chairs and three different play sets, the playground also has a recycled rubber surface, partial overhead covers, a green space, and new restrooms. The entire play area is gated, which adds to the safety factor and ensures that little ones can’t run into nearby Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. Venture through the neighborhood and you will find a large open green space and several picnic tables under a gazebo. Visit Georgetown at 4398 Dunwoody Park, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
*Note, the park is closed until March 7 for maintenance.
Ashford Park, Brookhaven
About six miles from Dunwoody you will find Ashford Park playground, a great option for babies through early elementary school-age children. The play area includes a small sand pit and three different sizes of play equipment. Kids can test their strength on various climbing equipment and a balance beam. Neighbors from the area routinely leave small ride-on equipment or bikes at the playground for everyone to enjoy. A small community center, restrooms, a covered area with picnic tables and tennis courts are housed on the property as well. Find Ashford Park at 2980 Redding Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.
Riverside Park, Roswell
Riverside Park features multiple play spaces, including a toddler area, two areas for older children, a large green space and a “sprayground” perfect for hot weather. Located about five miles from Dunwoody, the park is situated on the banks of the Chattahoochee, hence the name. A small bridge connects the park to an observation area where one could fish or feed the friendly ducks. Multiple gazebos house picnic tables, with restrooms and ample parking nearby. Benches surround the park, giving parents and grandparents many places to sit and watch children play. Check out Riverside Park at 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075.