Despite the fact that it’s not far from our home in Abacoa, we just recently discovered this public park and the kids were very excited to explore (and I was excited to try my new gimble).

This park is deep inside The Heights community almost to the point that I was surprised it was a public park. When we first arrived we saw not one but two different people walking dogs off leash despite the No Dogs signs. As neither person had a vehicle I assume these are neighborhood folks (just a word of warning for those with small children who might be scared of dogs).

We made this visit right after school and both girls were anxious to run around. The playground equipment is in great shape and it’s always nice to find playgrounds with multiple structures (one for bigger kids and one for the littles). We went on a cloudy day so sun wasn’t an issue, but since it’s in a pretty heavily treed area I doubt it is ever a problem. No artificial shade to speak of other than the picnic shelter which is located inside the fenced playground. There were also swings, something that not all parks have anymore so we consider this a big plus.

While there is a fitness trail/jogging path at this park, it’s on the other side of the parking lot from the playground which is good if you are there just to jog/walk but if you were hoping to do that and keep an eye on the kids it’s going to be difficult.

The fitness trail goes around the two basketball courts and a sand volleyball court. There is also a nice open green space where kids could easily kick a ball or a family could enjoy a picnic. Again, all on the other side of the parking lot across from the playground.

6.3
Score

Pros

  • Fully fenced playground
  • Multiple play structures to accommodate various ages
  • Shelters
  • Jogging trail

Cons

  • Difficult to find
  • Jogging trail separate from playground
  • Could get buggy in morning and late in day (pine trees)
  • No restrooms
Shade
8
Restroom
0
Structures
8
Condition
7.5
Usability
8

Final Verdict

If you live nearby it's a great addition to your playground rotation but not worth driving across town to use.