Five Fantastic Beaverton-Area Playgrounds

Spring is coming! Soon the tulips will be in bloom and the weather improving. With the change in weather, it’s time to get outside with the kids. In the Beaverton area, you can find a playground that suits everyone’s taste.

Vista Brook

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Located off Scholls Ferry and SW 88, Vista Brook has the best set up for younger kiddos. Situated in a quiet neighborhood, it features paths connecting it to the Fanno Creek Trail. There’s a smaller train play structure for toddlers and a second structure that’s great for those a few years older. In addition, it has a sandbox, a wetland area with a lookout, and a large green space with paved pathways perfect for riding a bike or scooter.

Evelyn M Schiffer Memorial Park

Looking for space to run? This central Beaverton park has space and shade for all. The playground includes two separate structures, one for younger kids and one for bigger kids. Alongside them sits a huge green field with a paved track loop. With plentiful seating and natural areas, it’s an ideal picnic location. You can lay down a blanket under the trees on the well-manicured lawn if you can’t find a spot under the covered picnic tables.

Mountain View Champions Park

This popular park (next to Mountain View Middle School) has something for everyone. The larger play space at the entrance has wide ramps and inclines, making it the most accessible and inclusive playground on the list. Additional features include padded artificial grass, a merry-go-round, climbing rocks and a couple of saucer swings.

Further down the path sits a smaller, often quieter playground, with climbing equipment and traditional swings. There are multiple covered picnic tables and plenty of shade from the trees.

Barsotti Park

Just off SW 165th, this park packs a lot of punch. The rubber ground makes for softer “landings”. Especially considering the play structure for the older kids looks like a kid’s version of an America Ninja Warrior obstacle course. There’s a smaller structure for the younger kids as well. With nearby covered picnic tables, you could easily spend all morning here.

Ridgewood View Park

Located in Cedar Hill, there’s everything you need for a perfect little playground. The play structure is updated, along with a couple of swings and spinners. In addition, there’s ample green space, a paved loop great for scooters, a bit of natural area perfect for exploring and two covered picnic tables. All in all, it’s a nice set-up for kids of any age.


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