Drexel Lodge Park courtesy of Delco Historical Sites
Drexel Lodge Park courtesy of Delco Historical Sites

Top 10 Delaware County Playgrounds Your Family Needs to Check Out

Delaware County, often referred to as Delco, may be on the small side, but it is one of the most populous counties in the state as many families of young children are opting to live or move to Delco for the beautiful parks and trails. And with this abundance of young families and parks comes loads of fun playgrounds to choose from. A great bonus is many of these playgrounds are ideal for families with multiple children, supporting various ages and stages. While there are a ton to choose from, a few are real standouts and worth the trip even if you don't live in the area—here are our top 10 picks!

1. Kid's Dream PlaygroundGlen Mills
The handicapped accessible playground had a recent makeover and features new ADA-compliant equipment and play areas for children 2-5 and 5-12 years of age.

2. Freedom PlaygroundHavertown
What makes this playground worth the trip is all the bonus fixtures, such as a climbing wall, a sandbox, and even a large boat structure. In warmer months the park also has misting stations to help keep everyone cool.

3. Tot LotMedia
This is the best playground for toddlers! The soft, bouncy floor is fun and functional. Kids can climb through the big tube and ride the tire swings, or climb a pretend car.

4. Drexel Lodge ParkNewtown Square
Home not only to a cool train-themed playground, but also a railroad museum!

5. Thatcher Park—Swarthmore
This playground has slides and swings as well as a unique fire engine climbing structure.

6. Merry Place Playground—Havertown
A great spot for a day of play with jungle gyms, castle bridge, and swings for kids of all sizes. Plus a giant sandpit for "beach" volleyball.

7. Kent ParkBroomall
This newly constructed playground is next to a dog park so families with fur babies will want to check this spot out.

8. New Ardmore Ave ParkMarple
Featuring all-new playground equipment, excellent natural tree shading and a huge space to roam. There is also a picnic and BBQ area.


Photo courtesy of Marple Township

9. Upland Park—Brookhaven
Formerly called Camp Upland, this playground is part of a sixty-acre park, which also features wooded picnic groves, playing fields, and nature walks.

10. Ridley Creek State Park—Media
Home to four playgrounds, this exceptional green space is a wonderful place to go as a family. There is a. five-mile paved multi-use trail that is perfect for family bike rides or walks within this 2,600-acre park. Playgrounds are located in areas #3, 8, 11 and 17 (get your map in the visitor center if you want to explore them all).


Merry Place Playground
599 Glendale Rd
Havertown, PA,

Upland Park and Playground
280 6th Street
Brookhaven, PA 19015

Freedom Playground
Parkview Dr
Havertown, PA 19083

Kid's Dream Playground
687 Smithbridge Road
Glen Mills, PA

Tot Lot—Media
73 E 3rd St
Media, PA 19063

Ridley Creek State Park
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd
Media, PA 19063

Kent Park
Broomall, PA

Thatcher Park
Rutgers Ave,
Swarthmore, PA 19081

New Ardmore Avenue Park
S New Ardmore Ave
Broomall, PA 19008

Drexel Lodge Park
West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073