Creekwood Park: SW/Madison

Location: 360 A Harvestwood Court ( off of Slaughter Road)

Amenities: Good mix of playground equipment, dog park, walking trails, several pavilions, benches near the play equipment, small creek, frisbee golf AND bathrooms!

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Mom’s Thoughts: I love this park and the only downside I can find is that everyone else does too. This means that on beautiful afternoons in the summer or on the weekends, it can get crowded. That’s partially because there is so much to do and partially because it’s one of the very few dog parks in town. So, maybe there is one other downside – people who don’t clean up after their dogs. I’ve never seen anything in the play area but be careful when you are walking in the areas near the walkway to the dog park because I have seen people not curb their dog. I say something when I can (and appreciate it when others do) but I also pick my battles.

Like most of the parks in this city, there is no real shade on the play equipment and even though most of the equipment is plastic, it can get really hot in the sun. There are several pavilions, so bringing a picnic is a good idea and there is a cute little creek which my daughter loves to visit and throw rocks in. Because of this, I always bring a change of pants, shoes and socks. Overall, this is a good place to take almost any age child. Some of the equipment up here is appropriate even for preteens and up so it’s a great place if you’re looking for a place for a wide age-range of children.