The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more.
Here are the winner and finalists in the “best playground” category.
Click here to view winners and finalists in all 30 categories.
Winner: Lakewood Park
Lakewood Park is a 31-acre lakefront park featuring a seasonal pool, bandshell, and skatepark, plus sport courts and fields. The Park offers a multitude of activities, including: a zero-entry children’s wading pool, four tennis courts with a Flexcourt surface, three sand volleyball courts, Kids Cove Playground area, and the Lakewood Park Bandstand, which offers free concerts on Sunday evenings, and free movies for children during the summer months. 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood, 216-529-5697, lakewoodoh.gov
Orange Village Community Park
Orange Village Community Park has so much to offer: a playground, a paved trail through the woods, a dog park, and lots of open fields. Everyone can play an array of sports — basketball, sand volleyball, pickleball, baseball, soccer and chipping/putting. Good for walking the dog or taking your kids to enjoy a hot summer day, 4600 Lander Rd., Orange Village, 440-498-4400, orangevillage.com
The playground for children of all levels of abilities and disabilities, which provides opportunities to explore, play, and learn. This extensive playground includes Imagination Village, with make-believe houses connected by a raised walkway, Play Theatre, a Sand Area, and a traditional playground area with swings, tunnels and slides that are appropriate for children from preschool through school age. 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood, prestonshope.com