Liberty Park in Plano is an ordinary neighborhood playground with one special feature – a M41-A3 Walker Bulldog tank.
The tank sits within the actual playground area and has been slightly modified to add a ladder so that kiddos can climb up and all around it. It’s a lot of fun for photos and for imaginative play. Of course, every kiddo who sees this tank wants to climb inside which, understandably, is not possible since the latch door has been sealed shut.
The rest of the playground at Liberty Park is rather ordinary. There’s two play structures, one for older kids and one for younger kids, as well as a swing set.
There’s also picnic tables, grills and open sports practice fields.
The M41-A3 Walker Bulldog tank at Liberty Park in Plano weighs 23.5 Tons, is 26.9 feet long and 8.9 feet wide. It has a 76-millimeter gun and could travel at 45 miles per hour. These tanks were produced in the 1950s by the Cadillac Plant at Cleveland, Ohio. This model of tank was provided by the United States to the South Vietnamese and used very successfully against the North Vietnamese T54/55 tanks in the Republic of Vietnam during the 1950s and 1960s.
Note: Liberty Park is not the same as Liberty Playground, these are two different places in Plano. Liberty Park features a playground with a tank while Liberty Playground is a large all-abilities playground with splash pad at Windhaven Meadows Park. Liberty Playground does not have a tank but it has incredible and very varied play facilities which makes it one of the best playgrounds in Plano. Click here for Liberty Playground.
Best Playgrounds | The Essentials – Tank Playground at Liberty Park, Plano
Where? 1200 Mill Valley Drive, Plano
Restrooms? Sometimes … sort of! While not particularly convenient, there are restrooms you can use at Liberty Rec Center which is located nearby to Liberty Park. Of course, access to these restrooms is limited by the opening times of the center.
All-Abilities? Not an all-abilities playground
Age? All ages
Click here for more best playgrounds in Little Elm, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen and beyond.
best playgrounds in allen, TexAS
Orchards Park in Allen has a surprisingly awesome playground, for sure one of the best playgrounds in Allen. This Allen…Keep reading
Everyone loves the playground at Celebration Park in Allen! It’s huge, it’s brightly colored, it’s accessible for all-abilities and it…Keep reading
The shaded playground at Reed Park West in Allen is simple and colorful playground, a relatively ordinary playground, except for…Keep reading
Bethany Ridge Park in Allen is a beautiful, vibrantly colored playground with very tall steep slides and climbing for big…Keep reading
Locals call Green Park in Allen “first-responder playground” or the “fire station playground” for good reason: The playground is modeled…Keep reading
What could be more fun than a treehouse-themed playground? Big kids love climbing up and across the bridges and rope…Keep reading
The Allen playground at Waterford Park is a small neighborhood playground which is themed after a space station complete with…Keep reading
BEST PLAYGROUNDS IN PLANO, Texas
In Plano, everyone knows and loves Arbor Hills Nature Preserve which borders Carrollton and most everyone is familiar with the…Keep reading
There’s a lot to like about the large playground at Preston Meadow Park in Plano. It’s partially shaded, has a…Keep reading
In Plano, the name “Jack Carter” is synonymous with fun. There’s Jack Carter Pool, Plano’s own waterpark and the all-abilities…Keep reading
The playground at Buckhorn Park in Plano is such a hidden gem! Not only does it have 3 almost brand…Keep reading
Liberty Playground at Windhaven Meadows Park easily tops the list of best playgrounds in Plano. Newly opened in 2019, Liberty…Keep reading
BEST playgrounds in MCKINNEY, TEXAS
With numerous baseball and softball fields, skate park, jogging track, a tennis complex and a rec center with indoor and…Keep reading
Hill Top Park in McKinney has a playground which is completely shaded – literally every single play structure is covered…Keep reading
A nicely shaded, fun option for smaller kids (7 and under), which is connected to a trail with disc golf.…Keep reading
There’s a lot going on at this all-abilities playground. Bonnie Wenk Park is not just the best playground in McKinney,…Keep reading
BEST PLAYGROUNDS IN FRISCO, Texas
The playground at Preston Ridge Park in Frisco was recently modelled and so is rather modern. There’s a number of…Keep reading
At Monarch View Park in Frisco you’ll find one of the best playgrounds for young kids in the area, it’s…Keep reading
The playground at Plum Creek Park in Frisco is really just a neighborhood playground but it’s so unique, it’s worth…Keep reading
Bi Centennial Park in Frisco is rather small, as is the playground, but what it lacks in size it makes…Keep reading
Best playgrounds in prosper, Texas
Windmill Playground at Frontier Park is a big wooden play town with nice murals and some unusual climbing and balancing…Keep reading
BEST PLAYGROUNDS IN LITTLE ELM, Texas
We love Beard Park in Little Elm. It’s cute, it’s fun and it’s right by a lake so visiting here…Keep reading
If you’re looking for one of the best playgrounds around, you search may be over. The Space Station Playground at…Keep reading
Waters Edge Park in Murphy is a total hidden gem. How fun and unique to find a treehouse theme playground…Keep reading
Have you ever seen a dragon spout water from its nostrils? No? Then you need to get yourself to Bicentennial…Keep reading
The tot lot of this historic Western-themed playground is adorable. If you have a baby or toddler, this is a…Keep reading
You’ll find both dinosaurs and robots at Kids Kingdom playground in Rowlett. One of the main play areas is a…Keep reading
This magical place will mesmerize your children with its bright, bold colors, multiple play levels and innovative twists on traditional…Keep reading
This inclusive, all-abilities playground at Cottonwood Park in Richardson is big (11,000 square feet), varied, beautifully brightly-colored and completely fenced…Keep reading
If your kids love to climb then they’ll love this playground. In addition to the three-story tower with gigantic slides…Keep reading
Kid Country playground is an incredible wooden play city at Andrew Brown Jr. Community Park, Coppell
Kid Country playground is part of the incredible facilities at Andrew Brown Jr. Community Park in Coppell. The beauty of…Keep reading