McMinnville has some of the best parks in Oregon. Between Discovery Meadows, City Park, and the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum your kids will be amazed at your super power park knowledge! I know it may be a bit of a drive, but summer is coming and Mcminnville is a great day trip. Plus there are plenty of coffee shops along the way!
Discovery Meadows is one of my kids favorite parks mainly because it is big! It has such a variety of play structures because so many manufactures are represented like KOMPAN, Landscape Structures and Play Power, Inc. One thing I particulallry like is the big boulder because it is the largest rock climbing wall I’ve seen at an outside playground. In addition, KOMPAN has their amazing supernova along with some structures for children ages 2-5 years old. Landscape Structure has a fun and rare log roll. Plus there is also a cool train and make-believe house from Miracle, a Play Power company.
The main structure consists of what I would call a playground castle, with 3 large twisty tube slides, a regular swoosh slide, an awesome fun spinner one can sit on, cool climbers that I haven’t seen at other parks, fun panels in which kids can learn about space or play tic toe and so much more. Last summer there was a fun stand up tetter-totter, but currently it is out. I hope they put it back because it is a unique feature. There is also a fun glider and the sand pit is phenomenal! In the middle of the sand pit is a little mountain in which my kids call the volcano. It is similar to the red hills at Murase except without the big slide and the small hill is surrounded by sand. I do advise you to inform you children to be careful because I’ve seen kids run up and down, and get hurt because there is sand on the red hill/volcano. Since this sandpit is so big and well designed it even has a digger in which kids can dig and move sand. There is plenty of open space if you have bigger kids who would like to play soccer, or there is also a skate park off in the distance. Besides all the fun I’ve listed there are also water fountains.
The only down side to this park is some of the structures are a bit aged and the tables next to the sand could definitely be remodeled or updated for a fun game of checkers. Despite age, this park has it all! There are plenty of benches and tables to sit and this park is truly one your kids will remember for a lifetime. So come check out the wonder and start to imagine what you and your children will discover at Discovery Meadows.
Click on the City of McMinnville to find out their description of Discovery Meadows Community Park.
Click on maps for directions to Discover Meadows Community Park