Address: This park is located on McLendon Avenue between Candler Park Drive and Callan Circle in the Candler Park neighborhood of the City of Atlanta in DeKalb County.
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Parking: Parking lot directly adjacent to playground
Cost: Free parking lot right next to playground area off McClendon
Age Range: all ages
Ground Cover: wood mulch
Features: a well designed playground featuring separate big kid swings away from (but adjacent to) the playground area; 2 sets of baby swings on the playground area; a climbing tunnel; 2 bouncy dinosaurs; a four person bouncy thing; a separate toddler area with a slide, climbing structures, mini monkey bars, a wobbly bridge; a full old school rainbow climber; a large jungle gym with several climbing areas like a rock wall, rope wall, monkey bars, twirling climbing bar, fireman’s pole, twisty slide, a double racing slide, and a steering wheel; a bouncy see saw; and a set of climbing poles
Surrounding Park Area: Candler Park has several ammenities that are worthwhile – a pool, tennis courts, golf course, large field, several pavillions, and some walking trails. The neighborhood surrounding Candler Park is also quite nice and there are some cute shops down McClendon to peruse at your convenience.
Shade: The trees around the playground are large, but they are really not directly overhead the play structures. All the pavillions are shaded though and there is a small amount of shade along the bench area.
Seating: Several benches and a wall on the backside of the playground.
Stroller/Wheelchair Access: Yes
Safety: The playground is wood, so be careful of splinters. Also, if you go wandering around, watch out for flying golf balls.
Cons: Can get busy on the weekends and peak playtimes. No bathrooms on site…leading to lots of kids doing a nature potty.
Overall Assessment: Love this playground! It’s wooden and I just love having a play areas that are not the same old plastic playland everywhere. I always give higher marks to play areas that have separate toddler areas from big kid areas. I love that the baby swings are literally in eye’s view of every area of the play ground, so if you are swinging your baby and your big kid is playing, you can see them and yell at them (if necessary!).