When I heard that Ranchwood Park got a major playground facelift, I was so excited to take the kids! There are some fantastic features of this playground and the City of Yukon has really taken a lot of care to make it special for everyone. Make sure you plan a visit soon to check it out for yourself! And if you’d like some tips on becoming a mom who explores, I’ve got my favorites in their own post!
We visited Ranchwood Park on a weekday morning and had the whole place to ourselves! I doubt this will always be the case, especially once word gets out about how great it is, but it was nice to explore on our own!
There were some really cool play features that we hadn’t seen before at another park in town, like a climbing wall, a telescope, and Graham’s favorite – the fortune teller!
I also loved that there’s a hand sanitizer station as you enter/exit the playground. It makes it a lot easier to keep tiny hands clean!
It was really cool that the playground was designed for varying ages and abilities. There were even low monkey bars, which I had never seen before! Graham has always been a little too scared to try the monkey bars at other playgrounds, so this gave him a confidence boost!
What We Loved
- This playground is designed with all ages and abilities in mind. There are ramps up to each of the platforms and a soft playing surface with a cool soccer design.
- There are restrooms! This is such a rare occurrence in playgrounds around town, so it’s worth a mention!
- Even though there’s no fence, the playground isn’t located near any major roads.
- There’s a ton of parking!
- If you can, plan to visit Ranchwood Park on a weekday. Weekends will likely be much busier because of all the soccer fields.
- Pack a picnic lunch or a snack! There’s a covered picnic table and plenty of grass around to have a quick bite.
- Teach your little ones how some of the playground equipment works! There are a few features of this playground (like the rolling slide and the spinning part that I have no idea of its actual name) that my kids had never seen before and they loved using once they understood them!
- If you punch in the location to Apple Maps, it will probably take you to a parking lot (I use the term loosely) along Highway 4. This will not be the best place to park. Instead, turn north onto Ranchwood from Route 66, then take a left on Linda Lane until it dead ends into the parking lot for the playground.
Have you been to Ranchwood Park recently? What did you think of the new playground?!