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Address: McKinley Street & Hayden Road, Dewey Beach, DE
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Great option for younger children

Very nice little park and playground in Dewey near the bay. Fenced in and clean, this park offers a place for the young ones to run off some steam and offers an alternative to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice little park and playground in Dewey near the bay. Fenced in and clean, this park offers a place for the young ones to run off some steam and offers an alternative to the beach. It's sort of hidden away so it is never crowded.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took our grandson to this very well maintained playground several times during the week of our vacation. A range of playground equipment for infants to older children is available. Located on the bay side near several small parks, this is an ideal stop during morning walks.

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Thank Islands100
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My kids are too old, so we didn't actually use the park, but we did like how it is fenced and had lots to do. Clean.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a new playground to try and saw this on google maps. We will be back! It's large, well maintained, a great variety of things to do, and right on the bay so you can hear the waves crashing. We had no idea this existed but now might become our favorite place!

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Grand daughters love to go there. They loved climbing on the gym set. There is a nice range of obstacles for them to do. Also a lot of things for younger children.

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Thank Sarah M
Delaware usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went here with my daughter roller bladeing.Nice climb on toys for younger children very clean well kept park. Safe and away from the st

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a small playground that is just right for young children. There is a fence so children safely stay inside the playground, and there is parking.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Love John W. park! Fenced in, equiptment for little kids and older kids! Sand box, balance beam, 1950,s jungle climber! My grand kids wanted to go every day!

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My 11 month old had a blast at the playground. It's off the main street so it's quiet. There are baby and big kid swings. There is a section for the young kids and one for the older. There is also a sandbox with toys for the kids to play with. The area was very clean and everyone there was... More 

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is just a small playground, but was great to let the little ones burn some energy! Close to the bay, just a short walk from highway 1.

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