It can be hard to know which parks have the best playgrounds to take your kids to. Some look clean online, but aren’t in person. And others may not have restrooms available.

So, if you’re looking for the best playgrounds in Plano to take your kids, then look no further. Here are the five best playgrounds in Plano. (The top 3 are our favorites – Liberty Playground at Windhaven Meadows, Liberty Park which has a tank and Jack Carter Park with its all-abilities playground.)

Liberty Playground at Windhaven Meadows Park in Plano. | Courtesy of the Plano Municipal Center’s website

Windhaven Meadows Park

Windhaven Meadows Park is home to the incredible Liberty Playground, not only one of the best in Plano but also one of the best playgrounds in Collin County. It has two giant playground areas with soft foaming floors that are basically brand new. It’s also home to one of only two splash pads in Plano, which is modeled somewhat on a creek and so is perfect for imaginative play and lots of running around.

The park’s other amenities include a dog park, reservable pavilion and 1.9 miles of concrete trail that connect to Legacy and Bluebonnet trails. Restrooms are available on site.

5400 Windhaven Parkway, Plano | Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The M41-A3 Walker Bulldog tank at Liberty Park in Plano. | Courtesy of the Plano Municipal Center’s website

Liberty Park

Liberty Park is one of those parks that catches your attention immediately. And the reason for that? The park has a giant tank straight from the Vietnam War era. The M41-A3 Walker Bulldog tank weighs 23.5 tons, is 26.9 feet long and 8.9 feet wide. The park, of course, features a cool playground, the actual playground may not be one of the best playgrounds but the fact that your kids can climb on a tank more than makes up for it!

Other facilities include two grills, picnic tables, a shaded pavilion and open sports fields. Restrooms are not available on site.

1200 Mill Valley Drive, Plano | Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Jack Carter Park – All-Abilities Playground. Image by Cori Baker

Jack Carter Park

Jack Carter Park sports a fantastic all-abilities playground for kids ages 2-12, with climbing, tactile, auditory and visual playground equipment – this is definitely one of the best playgrounds in the area. The park also features a pavilion, picnic tables, pond, sand volleyball and trails. Restrooms are available on site.

2800 Maumelle Drive, Plano | Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The playground at Haggard Park in Plano. | Bailey Lewis

Haggard Park

Haggard Park has two playground sections, with the smaller of the two made specifically for kids ages 2-5. It even has WiFi, which is perfect for parents killing time while their kids play.

What really makes Haggard Park stand out, however, is the DART train track which runs close by and is very visible from the playground. If you have a train-lover, they’ll love to watch the trains whiz by. Plus, Haggard Park is home to the Interurban Railway Museum, a free history museum featuring interactive exhibits on electricity, science, and the history of the City of Plano and the Texas Electric Railway. They even have a renovated historic rail car you can go inside. Click here for more information and opening times.

901 E. 15th St., Plano | Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The playground at Bob Woodruff Park North in Plano. | Bailey Lewis

Bob Woodruff Park North

Bob Woodruff Park North has a playground that sits right in front of a pond. While the equipment isn’t necessarily anything special, it’s pretty big. The park’s other amenities include a fishing pier, hard-surface trails, a pavilion and a sand volleyball court. Restrooms are available on site.

2601 San Gabriel Drive, Plano | Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Best Playgrounds in Allen, Frisco & McKinney

While we think these 5 Allen playgrounds are some of the best around, Plano, Frisco and McKinney have some great playgrounds too. Click the links below for more fun playgrounds near you.

Best playgrounds in Allen, click here.

Best playgrounds in McKinney,click here.

Best playgrounds in Frisco,click here.

What did we miss?

AtLocal Profilewe are constantly on the look-out for more ideas and more great places to explore. So, if we missed your favorite playground in Allen (or beyond), please reach out to us at contribute@localprofile.com

Bailey Lewis

Bailey Lewis recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma and served as The OU Daily's news editor and enterprise editor. Previously, she was a summer 2020 news intern at the Malheur Enterprise,...