Marylhurst Heights Park is delightful. It is a new, natural, innovative playground that enhances a child’s imagination to explore nature and the wonder of creation at its best. The actual play structure surpasses any other natural play area I’ve ever seen. For example, in order to go down one of the slides you or your child has to climb a rock/bulldozer. (There is no ladder! It is simply amazing.) In addition, you will also notice remnants of dinosaurs in various rocks, as well as look upon the astounding water feature, shaped like a dinosaur skeleton. One thing to note although creation is huge, Marylhurst Heights Park isn’t. It is large enough to keep your children occupied for at minimum an hour with the splash pad, merry-go-round climber, log crawl, rope links, and large open grass to play in, and If you want more there is a labyrinth to walk through (like Elizabeth Price Park), and also trails for further exploration. My family and I played at Marylhurst Heights Park for about an hour and didn’t do the splash pad, but we will be back! We did walk trails, and could have explored more, but I didn’t want to get lost. One thing we did notice that older kids would love is back past the fence, the walking trail has been transformed into what looks like a trail for mountain bikes. If you have older children this could be a dream come true and keep them busy while your younger ones played at the rocks and/or fountains. Regardless of what age your children are, your children will love this park. I can’t wait to go back, the structure is astounding, and the natural landscape is a perfect playground in itself.
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