Fenced In Playgrounds - DC Area

I had no idea how many fenced in playgrounds the DC area has until I started to compile! Here are 50 as of Spring 2022 and I am sure I am missing more. Fenced in playgrounds are the type of things you only appreciate once you have a toddler! I've linked to my in-depth reviews for the playgrounds that we've visited and to the Google Maps link to those we haven't yet. Huge thanks to the moms of Insta for helping me compile this list last July...sorry it took so long to publish!

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Fenced In Playgrounds in Maryland (mostly Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)

  1. Caroline Freeland Playground - Bethesda
  2. Candycane City at Meadowbrook Park - Chevy Chase
  3. Ray's Meadow Local Park - Chevy Chase (partially fenced, field on 3 sides)
  4. Ken-Gar Palisades Park - Kennsington
  5. White Oak Community Rec Center - Silver Spring
  6. South Bowie Community Center - South Bowie
  7. Bowie Community Center - North Bowie
  8. Blandair Regional Park North - Columbia
  9. Blandair Regional Park West - Columbia
  10. Western Regional Park - Woodbine
  11. Canton Crossing - Canton (Baltimore County small but close to shopping)


And finally, the 5 Things I Never Go to a Playground Without...

1) TICK REMOVER

Unfortunately, we live in an area with lots of ticks and tick-borne diseases. We have had experience with them and so now I always keep this cheap tick remover in the car. The important thing is to properly detach the tick and save it for testing. This little kit has great instructions on how to remove and send it away for testing. Plus your local county may have a place to send it off to.

2) UPF HOODIE

If you’ve seen me on Instagram over the past 12 months, I always wear my UPF 50 Hoodie on at playgrounds! I love that it is breathable and 50 UPF. I don’t have to worry about applying sunscreen to my neck and arms when we are out exploring! They have lots of sizes and colors. 

3) SUN HATS!

I haven’t found the perfect hat for me (looking for wide coverage but not frumpy!) but I have found one for my kids! After trying out tons of types, these Sunday Afternoon hats have been my favorite for the last 6 years. Baby and Toddler version here and my son’s 5-year-old Adventure Hat here. (5 full stars on Amazon) I love the UV protection, safety chin strap, and neck portion. 

4) SUNSCREEN

I really like the ThinkSport Kids Safe Sunscreen 50 SPF. It is a little white casting but I like that it is water-resistant but still a mineral formula. There is also a ThinkBaby version for 6 months and up. 


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