Seriously, the City of Allen has some of the best playgrounds in Collin County. So, if you’re looking for some free options to entertain your kids keep reading, these 5 playground in Allen will keep your kids entertained for hours.

The playground at Celebration Park in Allen. | Rebecca Silvestri

Celebration Park, Allen

Celebration Park has incredible brightly covered playground equipment. And there is actually a purpose behind those colors — to welcome kids of all abilities by coding for the level of difficulty at each playground section. There are countless slides and climbing structures which are all connected with continuous climbing sections from one area to another.

This park is also one of the best playgrounds for wheelchairs. The structure is wheelchair accessible meaning that a wheelchair can move from one end of the structure to another and a child in a wheelchair can enjoy being in the structure. There is also access onto the structure from a hard surface pathway so that a wheelchair does not have to be pushed across mulch.

Celebration Park also has a splash pad/sprayground which is open from May 1 every summer each day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except for Wednesdays.

Other amenities at the park include picnic tables, a covered pavilion, barbecue grills, soccer fields, baseball/softball fields, a basketball court, hike/bike trails and lighted tennis courts. Restrooms are available on-site.

701 Angel Parkway, Allen | Open daily from sunrise to sundown

Police-themed part of the playground at Green Park in Allen. | Rebecca Silvestri

Green Park (First-Responder Playground)

Locals call Green Park “first-responder playground” or the “fire-station playground” for good reason: the playground is modeled after a fire station and police station.

For this reason, Green Park is one of the best playgrounds in Collin County for small children – they just love using their imagination to “put out fires” or pretend play policemen.

According to the parks signage, the fire-fighter-themed playground structure is made for kids ages 5-12. The police-themed part of the playground is designed for kids ages 2-5.

The park also features picnic tables and a pavilion for parents to hang out while their kids play. There are no restrooms available on-site.

1305 Comanche Drive, Allen | Open daily from sunrise to sundown

Spirit Park in Allen is home to a treehouse-themed playground. It’s one of the best playgrounds in Collin County, and beyond!

Spirit Park (Treehouse Playground), Allen

Spirit Park is home to another themed playground — this time, it’s treehouse-themed. Not only is the playground at Spirit Park one of the best playgrounds for older kids, but it also has baseball/softball fields and hike/bike trails to keep older kids and adults entertained. Restrooms are available on-site (at the city sports complex next door).

1151 Ridgeview Drive, Allen | Open daily from sunrise to sundown

Do your kids love space? Do you have a budding astronaut at home? Then Waterford Park is one of the best playgrounds for your family!

Waterford Park (Rocketship Playground), Allen

Do your kids love space? Do you have a budding astronaut at home? Then Waterford Park is one of the best playgrounds for your family!

The playground equipment at Waterford Park is space shuttle themed! With lots of slides and swings, it would take awhile for kids to run out of things to do. For parents, gardens and walking paths also surround the park. There are no restrooms available on-site, parking is also a little limited.  

1225 Hueco Drive, Allen | Open daily from sunrise to sundown

The playground at Bethany Ridge Park in Allen. | Courtesy of the Allen Parks and Recreation Facebook page

Bethany Ridge Park

Bethany Ridge Park sits right next to a duck pond, offering a view or fishing while your kids play. The unique playground at Bethany Ridge Park has new equipment that includes a music area, where kids can experiment with music. And with a pavilion and hike/bike trail, this park has everything you need for a fun summer day. There are no restrooms available on-site.

1218 E. Bethany Drive, Allen | Open daily from sunrise to sundown

Best Playgrounds in Plano, 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 Plano, click here.

Best playgrounds in McKinney, click here.

Best playgrounds in Frisco, click here.

What did we miss?

At Local Profile we 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,...