Bethany Ridge Park in Allen is a beautiful, vibrantly colored playground with very tall steep slides and climbing for big kids, next to a duck pond with a trail.

With its 3 giant slides, parents of younger kids may dismiss this playground as unsuitable. However, the Bethany Ridge playground has been cleverly designed to incorporate fun for little ones into the lower level of the playground structure. The result is a somewhat compact playground structure with multiple levels and fun for kids of all ages. (Although, technically, the recommended age for the playground at Bethany Ridge Park is 5-12.)

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The playground at bethany ridge park in allen is one of the best allen playgrounds

For smaller children, there are stairs to climb, 2 little slides and 2 bucket swings for babies and toddlers. Also on the ground level is a “general store” which our kids always like to use to “sell” ice cream. There’s also a music area, where kids can experiment with music.

Beyond the playground, the small but beautiful park has a pavilion and a cute boardwalk over the pond, everything you need for a fun summer day. There’s even a fun bridge over a little creek with ducks you can feed.

There are no restrooms available on-site. However, there is a MacDonald’s right across the street if you are desperate … or if you get hungry!

Best Playgrounds | The Essentials – Bethany Ridge Park, Allen

Where? 1218 E Bethany Dr, Allen

Restrooms? There are no restrooms at this playground.

All-Abilities? No, this is not an all-abilities playground.

Age? All ages.


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