Antioch Park

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HighlightsAntiochTown_kctotspot

  • 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.
  • AntiochPlayground2_kctotspotCovered 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.

Tot Spot TipsAntiochLake_kctotspot

  • 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.
  • AntiochBridge_kctotspotThe 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.

Website

http://jcprd.com/parks_facilities/antioch_park.cfm

Ages

All ages welcome.

Hours

5:00 am – 10:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

6501 Antioch Road
Merriam, KS 66202
Please see the parking notes below. The address is difficult to nail down.

Phone

(913) 831-3359

Parking

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.

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