Most of us use Google Maps to find nearby businesses and places of interest. It’s a great tool, but largely focuses on businesses. If you’re looking for a nearby playground, you will find a few, but a good many will remain unfound. Since playgrounds are often found at parks, schools, and other random places in towns, they might be rolled into these listings. Luckily, there are a few alternative resources that focus solely on pinning down playgrounds.
Playgroundmapper.com is a site that does just what you would think. They map playgrounds. Any user can submit a new listing, add photos, and share ones they find. It includes worldwide listings, although most are focused in the United States.
2. Map of Play
Map of Play by Kaboom is a great resource, and possibly the best for locating playgrounds. They include an intuitive site that’s easy to navigate. It incorporates reviews, and they even have a mobile app so you can locate a nearby spot on the go.
While this site doesn’t focus only on playgrounds, it’s a social-driven charting website, where users can pin locations for just about anything. You can search by keyword and find results related to your search. As of now, there are at least 2000 results spread across eighty pages when you search for “playground”.
Hopefully these sites give you some new insights into finding places for your children to play. When planning a road trip, vacation, or just looking around your home, these resources can prove valuable for parents who want to get their kids outside and active.