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5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Upper Arlington

Explore Upper Arlington, Ohio with your kids by visiting one of these fun parks and playgrounds!

Upper Arlington offers us its fair share of parks and playgrounds for exploring and playing! Two of them are even connected to a library which makes for a full day outing in itself! While in Upper Arlington, check out Tremont Goodie Shop for a yummy treat or pop into Cover to Cover Books for Children!

5 Super Fun Parks and Playgrounds in Upper Arlington, Ohio:

1. Northam Park

  • 2070 Northam Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Northam Park in Upper Arlington

Northam Park was remodeled a few years ago and new play equipment was added. This is a fun, natural feeling park with soft ground and a couple  of different play areas. I love the natural elements to this park like a tree trunk balance beam and tree stumps for hopping. The play structures even look like tree houses!

Northam Park Playground in Upper Arlington

What makes this park extra fun is that it is next to the Upper Arlington Public Library – which makes for a well-rounded outing to the park! There is a large parking lot here and it is also home to the Upper Arlington Farmer’s Market during the summer and fall!

Northam Park in Upper Arlington

2. Fancyburg Park

  • 3375 Kioka Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Fancyburg Park in Upper Arlington

Fancyburg Park is a great park for kids of all ages! There are two separate play structures, one for older kids and one for toddlers. There are also fun play houses for toddlers!

Upper Arlington Playground: Fancyburg Park

This park has a lot of mature trees and shade plus a picnic shelter! There’s a lot of green space here to run around!

upper arlington park: Fancyburg

3. Thompson Park

  • 4250 Woodbridge Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43220
Thompson Park playground in Upper Arlington, Ohio

Thompson Park is another great Upper Arlington park to add to your list! My boys have loved playing here and it is particularly beautiful in the fall! There is a path to walk and baseball fields.

Thompson Park, Upper Arlington

This playground in Upper Arlington has a couple of play structures, ride on animals, balance beams, climbing structures, slides and a couple of infant swings!

Thompson Park in Upper Arlington

4. Wickliffe Playground (Castle Park)

  • 2405 Wickliffe Rd., Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
  • NOT open Mon-Friday from 8:00AM-6:00 PM during school days.
The Castle Park in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

One of the most unique parks in Upper Arlington, the playground at Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School is affectionately known as the “Castle Park” and for good reason! Since this playground is a school playground, it is only available to the public during non-school hours.

The Castle Park, a playground at Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

There is tons of fun to be had here: tires to climb, turrets to hide in, a wooden train engine, slides and much more! It’s the perfect park for hide and seek!

A wooden playground in Upper Arlington, Ohio with a train to play in and tires in front.

This park in Upper Arlington underwent some renovation in 2021 and another are was added that includes some rock climbing and instruments for kids to play!

Rock and rope climbing elements at the Castle Park in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Rumor has it this park might be replaced in the near future, so make sure to visit while you still can because this is a very fun playground!

 5. Miller Park

  • 1903 Arlington Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43212
playground at Miller Park Library.

Miller Park got a super fun remodel in 2020! It’s extra fun because it is next to the Miller Park Library and a creek and ravine. This park would make for a fun morning outing if you include the library and play time in the ravine.

boys climbing on ropes at Miller Park Playground in Upper Arlington.

The new playground includes rope climbing, a large play structure for ages 5-12 and a (very) small play structure for toddlers. 

Side by side swings at Miller Park.

There are 3 face to face swings here which seems like the most I have seen in one park! These swings where you can face your child or have two children facing each other have become very popular recently! It’s great to see them added here!

boy walking across the bridge at Miller Park Ravine in Upper Arlington.

The park does get some shade and there are quite a few benches in the area for sitting. All in all, a very fun playground in Upper Arlington!

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Monday 3rd of May 2021

Miller park was torn down in fall 2020 to be rebuilt. It might be done by now, though I haven’t confirmed that. :) more “new” parks to explore!

Julie Miller

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Thanks for letting me know!! We'll have to revisit soon to see the progress!