Now that warmer weather is finally here in Southern Maine, it's time to get the kids playing outside! If you're having a hard time figuring out the best playgrounds to take your kids in the area, we've got you covered! We checked all kinds of sources...from Google ratings, Best Things Maine, Yelp!, Down East, and Portland Kids Calendar. We chose the best of the best free and public playgrounds in the area. Here's what we found:

Deering Oaks Park - Portland

55-acre public park, which has a baseball diamond, tennis courts, a playground, and a pond.

Reiche School Playground - Portland

Nice big playground, a really good environment for young children

Payson Park - Portland 

Payson features a playground, tennis courts, open fields, ice skating pond, and winter recreation hill (sledding/snowboard park).

Wiscasset Community Playground - Wiscasset

Great for small kids. Nice soft mulch, in case they fall!

Willard Park - South Portland

A great playground, located on Willard Beach. A beautiful spot!

Edwards Field - Brunswick

A children’s playground, ¼-mile stone dust track and an outdoor basketball court are also located within this facility.

Fort Williams Playground - Cape Elizabeth

Known mostly for Portland Headlight, Fort Williams also boasts two spacious playgrounds that have new and well-kept equipment.


Did we miss any playgrounds? Are there any we missed that you would add to the list? Let us know about them, with a comment on the Facebook post!


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