5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Dublin

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Looking for a great playground or park in Dublin, Ohio? Try out one of these 5 super fun parks for a day out with the kids in Dublin!

Dublin, a northwest suburb of Columbus, Ohio, is home to many beautiful and fun parks and playgrounds! There are play structures for all ability levels and don’t miss Leatherlips, a classic landmark in Scioto Park!

5 Super Fun Parks and Playgrounds in Dublin, Ohio:

1. Coffman Park

  • 5200 Emerald Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017

Coffman Park in Dublin Ohio

Coffman Park is a huge park complex with a skating rink, amphitheater, rec center and playground area. For best access to the playground area, park in the parking lot near City Hall.

boy on slide at park in dublin ohio

My son loved this slide with 3 different heights! We spent a lot of time here!

Coffman Park in Dublin, Ohio

This play structure has a lot of musical-themed activities like drums, bells and horns! The park area surrounding the playground is beautiful for walking and enjoying the green space. 

2. Emerald Fields

  • 4040 Wyandotte Woods Blvd, Dublin, OH 43016

Emerald Fields Park in Dublin Ohio

This very colorful playground has several different play areas including swings, balance structures, and an NEOS 360  Interactive playground. The main play structure is completely accessible, there are musical features here, too and a really cute dinosaur bike rack!

This park is also great because of the spongy surface, making it mostly mud-free!

Emerald Fields playground in Dublin, Ohio

There is plenty of parking for this playground and a restroom is close by!

Emerald Fields playground in Dublin

3. Scioto Park

  • 7377 Riverside Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

Scioto Park in Dublin, Ohio

There are two play structures in this playground off Riverside Drive in Dublin: one for older kids and one for toddlers! Nearby the playground area is a creek that is fun for exploring!

Playground at Scioto Park in Dublin, Ohio

Scioto Park is also home to the famous Leatherlips Monument, a striking feature in the side of the hill. Leatherlips was the first outdoor public sculpture dedicated by the Dublin Arts Council!

Chief Leatherlips was known for being a friend to Native Americans and the white settlers in the area. He was given the name Leatherlips because of his reputation of never breaking a promise!

Leatherlips sculpture in Scioto Park in Dublin, Ohio

4. Amberleigh Park

  • 4715 Vista Ridge Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

boy at Amberleigh Park in Dublin, Ohio

This park has been a favorite of ours because of it’s unique and very cute little play town! My kids have especially loved the fire truck!

playground at Amberleigh Park in Dublin, Ohio

There are a few different components to this playground in addition to the little town, including swings, a slide built into a small hill and a couple of climbing structures. There is a pavilion close by with restrooms and plenty of room for a picnic!

play structures at Amberleigh Park in Dublin, Ohio

5. Miracle League Playground at Darree Fields

  • 6259 Cosgray Rd, Dublin, OH 43016

Miracle Playground at Darree Fields in Dublin, Ohio

Darree Fields is a huge sports complex in Dublin and includes the Miracle League Field, an accessible baseball field, and Miracle League Playground of Dublin, a playground for children of all ability levels.

Darree Fields playground in Dublin, Ohio

It’s not a huge playground area, but it’s a great option for kids who are in wheelchairs! There are swings, monkey bars and some musical chimes!

Feel free to leave your suggestion for a great park or playground in Dublin, Ohio in the comments!

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3 Places I Love to Take My Kids in Columbus: Nancy Gillespie

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Looking for new ideas for places to take your kids in Columbus? Each month I feature a local parent who will share 3 places they love to take their kids in Columbus! Thanks to Nancy for sharing her Columbus Favorites today!

1. WeJoySing

WeJoySing story time

WeJoySing is an early childhood music based class! It focuses on teaching music, movement, social and cognitive skills to your child while you play and learn alongside them. We joined our first 6 week session of WeJoySing in the Spring and were so happy to be in Ms. Joy’s class, who is the Director of the program.

They offer a $5 drop in class throughout the summer, which is a nice way to meet other Mom’s with children the same age. We’re already looking forward to joining the Fall session which begins in September. Classes are offered throughout Columbus, with both morning and evening options.


2. Dublin Pool South

Dublin Pool South

Dublin has two outdoor community pool options during summer. This summer, we have preferred the South pool mainly due to its zero depth entrance (perfect for babies + toddlers!). We also love this pool because of the shaded grassy areas surrounding it, as well as the splash pads across the street at Ballantrae Community Park.

Season pool passes are available to Dublin residents and daily passes are also an option if you only plan to go a few times throughout the summer!

Related: Free Columbus and Central Ohio Splash Pads and Fountains


3. Avery Park

Avery Park in Dublin, Ohio

We are lucky to be walking distance to so many great parks within Dublin. Avery Park has been our go-to park because to the big playground it offers! There is a larger playground for older kids and a smaller option for toddlers.

The surface is made from rubber, so there is no need to worry about mud or mulch. We have spent many early mornings and evenings at Avery Park enjoying this free activity!

Related: 6 Columbus Area Parks for Toddlers


Nancy Gillespie runs the website Gillespie & Co. with her husband Mike, which is a family + lifestyle blog located in Columbus, Ohio! With Nancy’s background in Buying/Merchandising in corporate retail and Mike’s experience in Video Production, they offer fresh content on everything from fashion and interior design, to their favorite local businesses and upbeat short videos. Follow along at @gillespieandco as Nancy and Mike navigate parenthood + life one sweet moment at a time.


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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit The Dublin Market with Your Kids

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The Dublin Market is a new, vibrant farmers’ market that offers food, produce, retail, live entertainment and a family-friendly Saturday morning out!

This post was written in partnership with The Dublin Market.

This past Saturday my family explored The Dublin Market on it’s opening morning! It was a beautiful morning and the first market of the summer was bustling!

The Dublin Market is a really fun new weekly market that offers a lot more than just produce! Though it is considered a farmers’ market, The Dublin Market boasts an impressive list of vendors selling retail goods, food and sweets, homemade products and locally grown produce.

The Market kicked off it’s first season last Saturday and will run through September 29, 2018 at Bridge Park from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Here are 5 things my family really enjoyed about The Dublin Market and I think you will, too!

1. A Wide Variety of Vendors

What I appreciated about The Dublin Market was the good balance of vendors. It felt like a pretty equal mix of produce and grocery items, retail items and food to eat on the spot. Here are a few examples, but this is certainly not an exhaustive list! You can see the whole list here.

Baked goods at The Dublin Market

Dan the Baker

Strawberries at The Dublin Market

Rhoads Farm

Flowers at The Dublin Market

Juniper’s Flower Truck

2 Boys holding honey at The Dublin Market

Whetstone Bee Garden

boys tasting juice at The Dublin Market

Bubbles The Tea and Juice Company

boy sampling jam at The Dublin Market

Impossible Jams

shopping at The Dublin Market

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boy at farmers market The Dublin Market

Kennedy Farms

Beets at The Dublin Market

New Century CSA

2. Live Music

live music at The Dublin Market

My kids love to watch musicians. They hung around on the rocks behind this artist, watching and listening! Having live music was a nice touch while we explored the market!

3. Convenient Free Parking

A big plus when it comes to this market is that there is a large parking garage at the end of the street where the market begins! In my experience, one of the hardest things about attending a neighborhood farmers’ market is finding parking! Having a close parking garage is especially handy when you are toting around small children! And to top it off, the parking is free!

4. Bridge Park and the Bridge Street District

Buildings in the Bridge Street District

So much is happening in the newly developed Bridge Street District! The area is blossoming with restaurants, shops and other businesses! A few of the local businesses participated in the Market, but you could also spend time visiting their brick and mortar locations or pop into one of the local restaurants for lunch after shopping!

coffee shop in the bridge street district

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea just opened up in the area. You can get a coffee at the market or visit the shop for more options or a refreshment break!

the dublin market

Kilwins Dublin has a stand at The Dublin Market but also a shop around the corner for yummy chocolate treats and ice cream!

the dublin market

It was fun to see our kids’ dental office handing out insulated, reusable shopping bags and sugar free suckers!

5. Donuts

kids ordering donuts at the dublin market

Donuts gets its own category because it was definitely a highlight of the market for my kids! There are two options for donuts: Duck Donuts and The Donut Experiment.

donuts being made at the dublin market

boy eating a donut at the dublin market

The boys had a fun time picking out all of their own toppings for their donuts! In case you’re wondering, orange glaze, crushed Oreos and marshmallow topping is not a bad combo!

boy eating donut at the dublin market

With all of the unique vendors at The Dublin Market, the live entertainment and the surrounding shops and restaurants, your family will enjoy a fun morning exploring the Bridge Street District!

Know Before You Go:

  • The Dublin Market takes place on Longshore St. between Tuller Ridge Dr. and Bridge Park Ave.
  • Free parking is available in the Longshore Garage: 6650 Longshore St, Dublin, OH 43017
  • Market Dates: Saturdays from June 9 through September 29, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • The Dublin Market is held rain or shine.

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