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Tomol Interpretive Play Area

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Address: 300 Block Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

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A must visit for kids - overlooking the park and beach

Safe, interactive play area within walking distance to town and the beach. Places for parents and grandparents to sit while they watch their kids. Close to Carpinteria State... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Patti E
Carpinteria, California
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Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Safe, interactive play area within walking distance to town and the beach. Places for parents and grandparents to sit while they watch their kids. Close to Carpinteria State Campground.

Thank Patti E
Carpinteria, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great initiative by local Rotary to finance the play area; but super poor location! Play area only separated from busy train tracks by 4 ft chain link fence... Absolutely not a place to loose eye on your kids! There is a blind curve just ahead on the tracks, so you do not see the trains coming until it is too... More 

Thank Happyfamilyofsix
Central Oregon, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Easy spot for grandkids and grandparents alike. Play equipment for many ages, and far enough from Linden to not worry. The "Spot" is across the street for lunch or a snack, and the beach only a block away.

Thank Barb S
Chula Vista, California
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63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The park is in a great location - Near the ocean, train station and downtown Carpinteria. There are some unique pieces of play equipment that children and adults too! - will enjoy. Just outside the park are some very special tiles that can be placed for many different reasons. The cost of the tiles helps with the upkeep of the... More 

Thank CherBear123
Carpinteria, California
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Nice small park near State Beach. Especially good for smaller children. Includes many different elements, from tomols (boats) and dolphin statues to climb on, to unusual slides, and walking paths.

Thank LoriGrg
Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Wonderful playground with soft surfaces and really fun informational displays. Right next to a big open space perfect for running off lots of energy. Appeals to kids of all ages.

Thank MOB1212
Bend, Oregon
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a terrific place for young children and families. It was designed to combine play with education about native flora, fauna, and early inhabitants. The play equipment is uniquely designed for this purpose. It has unshaded places for adults to sit and observe and nearby places to eat when the kids need food. We bring our grandson there on... More 

Thank Darrel W
Santa Barbara, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great area to bring children of all ages. It's basically a very cleverly conceived playground with a Carpinteria theme. Whenever we have gone there it is just a riot of laughing, giggling kids and proud smiling parents. I'm smiling just thinking about it.

Thank avodoc
Norco, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It a really fun little park....I brought the grandkids (they had a blast)! I love taking photos and the ones I took here was amazing.

Thank shurtliffp
Oregon, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My kids are 8 and 9, and they were bored here. The play area is really beautiful and interesting, and it did hold their interest for a very short time; they liked the animal statues and the canoe. However, the statues were too hot to sit on, and there were no swings or anything. They were bored after about 10... More 

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