We’ve visited Meadowood Regional Park in North Baltimore County a few times. Most recently we were there for a NOT Back-to-School Picnic. Meadowood is a park I feel we ought to love, but it seems every time we go, there’s some kind of issue. It’s either too windy, to crowded, or too many dogs! But the park itself is quite lovely and has something for everyone.
The playground portion of this park features a variety of slides and climbing structures. One area is meant for older kids and a smaller one is scaled for the preschoolers. Both areas have the dreaded woodchip ground cover and the far side of the big kid area has a few swings. A couple of baby swings are on there so it’s not ideal if you want to push a little one while supervising another little one. There is a good view of the big kid play structure from the swings, though.
There are a few nice pavilions adjacent to the playground area and several fields and walking paths. It’s a good place to come to ride on a bike, etc. I’ve seen a lot of high school kids playing some sort of sport (field hockey, lacrosse?) in the afternoons.
There are bathrooms, but they are more convenient to the field bleachers than the playground, so plan accordingly. There is, however, a water fountain between the playground and pavilions to fill up your bottle on warm days.
Each time we go to a playground, the kids always gravitate to the wild parts. (R does love her swings, but I refuse to push her all day!) The best part of Meadowood is this little creek. We spent some time watching water striders and minnows in the water. The kids loved finding little bits of twigs, seeds or leaves to toss in and watch float away. Depending on how much it’s rained, there’s also some good mud patches for the kids near the playground. Dress accordingly.
Have you been to Meadowood Regional? Love it? Hate it? Is it me or is it always windy?
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Let me know which park we should investigate next!