We are lucky in the Brandon, Riverview, Valrico, Lakeland area to have so many great playgrounds and parks to explore. From swings to slides, to climbing walls and water features, Brandon's parks and playgrounds keep our kids active, are a great place to meet old and new friends, and they're FREE!
I often get asked what our favorite playgrounds are, so I thought I'd share here with you my family's picks for our top five playgrounds and parks to visit in the Brandon Area.
Paul Sanders Park
606 W Bloomingdale Ave
What we love about Paul Sanders Park:
One of our favorite places to go to let out some energy. This park has lots of space to run and climb and has nice natural tree shade during sunny days. The equipment is well maintained and there are covered pavilions for parties or just to sit and have lunch.
Amenities at Paul Sanders Park:
What are the amenities here parents will care about? Ones to think about: bathrooms, water features, handicap accessibility, picnic tables, trails, etc. Not sure? The municipality that takes care of the park often keeps this info on their website. Tips: try to keep these columns at equal length so they look aligned when you hit publish. Feel free to replace the bullet points you see here with emoticons for some visual interest!
Bertha and Tony Saladino Park
1705 Bryan Rd
What we love about Bertha and Tony Saladino Park:
Another favorite for meeting friends and plenty of space for running and using imagination. Awesome dog park where we meet other furry friends. The dog park is divided for small and larger dogs.
Amenities at Bertha and Tony Saladino Park:
All Persons Rotary Park
800 S Parsons Ave
What we love about All Persons Rotary Park:
Our kids would say these are the best swings and splash pads in our area. We have had meet-ups with friends and the kids always want to stay a little longer. The large playground and shaded areas make for a nice place for the family to go to get out of the house. Both big and small kids can find something to do here.
Amenities at All Persons Rotary Park:
Alderman's Ford Park
100 Aldermans Ford Park Dr
What we love about Alderman's Ford Park:
Beautiful spot for a nature walk. The paved trail is a 1.8-mile loop that can be walked or explored on a bicycle. The park is well maintained and every time we go we spot a safely distanced gator in the water.
Amenities at Alderman's Ford Park:
Common Ground Park
1000 E Edgewood Dr
What we love about Common Ground Park:
This park is worth the drive! This park has equipment for all abilities to play together. The kids stay busy for hours with all of the different equipment. So much playground that a map is needed for the different areas :-).
Amenities at Common Ground Park:
We hope this list of the top five playgrounds and parks in The Brandon area helps you find -- or rediscover! -- some fun places for your family to explore. Now get those kids out to play!