- Antioch Park has three swing sets: one set with two toddler swings, and two sets with four regular swings each.
- The ground cover is poured rubber.
- The park has two major playground areas in addition to the adorable Historic Dodge Town Play Area. It’s definitely the cutest little ghost town I’ve ever seen.
- Covered picnic tables, restrooms, and a drinking fountain are available. The park has four shelters (they even host weddings!), which can be reserved by walk-in or by phone.
- Antioch Park spans 44 acres and includes the following features: full length basketball court, two tennis courts, Rose Garden, Memorial Arboretum, Vietnam Memorial, two ponds, fishing with permit, and plenty of walking paths.
- The swings hidden behind the town play area aren’t as highly trafficked. It’s a lovely spot to tuck away and admire the fall foliage while you swing.
- The lake nearest the playground has a stunning bridge that runs all the way across, as well as three smaller bridges that are simply lovely. Maybe I’m overly cautious, but I only explore the lake with my two young ones if I have another adult helper along.
- The sidewalks are lined with Story Walk signs provided by Johnson County Library. Walk (or hop or skip or run) a few steps, then read the next page in a children’s book. Such a clever idea.
- There is separate toddler-friendly climbing equipment and plenty of toddler swings.
- Though mostly shady, the park does have some sunny spots, so pack sunscreen just in case.
All ages welcome.
5:00 am – 10:00 pm
To reach the playground, enter the park on Access Road between 65th and 66th streets, directly across from an apartment complex. You’ll pass the Rose Garden on your left and a lake on your right before reaching the playground directly in front of you.
Please check the event’s website for most current information before you pack up the kids.