Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Orange Park - Kingsley Avenue Playground & Park Review

We visited the park on Kingsley Avenue (Orange Park, FL) which has signs calling it "Project Playground".

I did some research and here is the official name: Clarke House Park

Kids will enjoy the huge wooden castle, boat, airplane, sandboxes and more. Separate toddler playground. Walking trail, picnic tables and volleyball net available. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Covered pavilions are first come first serve.
1047 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park.

We did not go to the actual Clarke House, we played at the playground.

Here's a description of the house: The Clarke House, situated on a 15 acre park located on historic Kingsley Ave, is an important part of the history of Orange Park and northeast Florida. This park contains the original Clarke family homestead and several period accessory buildings. The Clarke Lake House is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Clarke Park serves as regional educational facility, teaching agricultural methods and customs of the early 1900's.

This playground has the covered pavilion, BBQ grills, tables and a huge variety of playground equipment. There are many extras that will make boys and girls happy. Plenty of crawl places, high perches, swings, chimes (yes, a set of bells to play notes), a mechanical metal backhoe to dig large quantities of sand and several large sandboxes.

There is a big celebration at this park on Saturday, the 21st. Unfortunately, we will be at our favorite Children's Home all day Saturday volunteering. Hope someone can enjoy the festivities!

This is one of our favorite parks so far.

9 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

What a neat park...
Have a great evening..
hugs..

Wendy said...

Wow! That's a fabulous park!!!

Don and Be said...

That place looks fantastic!

Joan said...

I can't wait to search out new parks here in MN. Even though we have had some great weather the last few days, we still have some snow on the ground and really soggy ground. Love that park... looks like a good one for sure.

Michaela said...

We have been to this park, too and the kids had a lot of fun! Now, that Richard's family moved away from Orange Park we don't "go up North" anymore.
Best wishes,
Michaela

Dawn said...

I wish there was a neat park like this by us. Cute pics!!!

Bev said...

Wow this looks like fun!! I am sure Angel would love this.

Bev

pcgailc said...

http://www.north-florida-family-fun-guide.com/clarke-house-park.html

Charles said...

Does anyone know how I can get in contact with the people who run the park and find out information about having events there?