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The Dallas Region boasts parks that go beyond the traditional green space. With new developments around the region, from more inclusive parks to the nation’s first glow-in-the-dark park, there is more to a park than just a slide and some swings. With Spring in full bloom, and summer not too far from us, check out these parks for an exciting experience at each!

JON COMER SKATEPARK: Garland, TX

Named as the godfather of adaptive skating, Jon Comer, a native from Garland, TX was the first pro skateboarder with a prosthetic leg. His commitment to his love for skateboarding helped bring adaptive skateboarding to be a part of the X Games. Famous skateboarder, Tony Hawk, and the skateboarding community called for the skate park to be named after Jon Comer and his legacy and changed its name on May 16, 2023.

This skate park is the second largest in the nation with more than 48,000+ square feet of skating area, anyone of any experience is welcome to skate and use any of the following features: curbs, rails, hips, volcanoes, bumps, drop-ins, bowls, and banks.

PLAYGRAND ADVENTURES: Grand Prairie, TX

Open 7 days a week, PlayGrand Adventures is one where people of all ages and abilities are there to enjoy the slides, ropes, music, textures, and sensory games! From dusk to dawn, and open year-round, guests are welcomed to have fun at PlayGrand Adventures. And get this, there are 8 more parks set to be completed, each with its own inclusive play. Once the playground is completed, with 10 acres of endless fun for all, it will become one of the largest specialized playgrounds in Texas and one of the largest public playgrounds in southwestern U.S.

DREAM PARK ADVENTURES: Fort Worth, TX

Nestled across the street from Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Fort Worth Dream Park I the perfect mix of whimsical and imaginative where kids of all abilities can share adventures together. This park is full of instruments, adaptive devices, and a sensory-rich environment, children and adults are able to enjoy this playground all day! Drawing in more than 2 million visitors annually, the park I currently under deep cleaning procedures until March 3 to ensure the best experience for all park-goers.

BICENTENNIAL PARK: South Lake, TX

Part of Southlake’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the Bicentennial Park at Southlake is comprised of the first and assembled for park purposes in Southlake and features different amenities for all. Surrounded by baseball fields, basketball courts, a tennis center and a playground, there is something to do for everyone.

JOYA: Farmers Branch, TX

You might have heard of glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, but have you heard about a glow-in-the-dark playground?! The Joya Playground in Farmers Branch is the nation’s first glow-in-the-dark playground with interactive features that glow at night. This playground is perfect for those soon to come summer nights where it’s cool enough to play in the playground without having to worry about your next step in front of you. Part of the Oran Good Park Complex which includes baseball and softball field, a turf, soccer field, trails, and rawhide creek, this just might be your new spot for a refreshing day-or night- out!

BOLDER ADVENTURE PARK: Grand Prairie, TX

Allergies getting to you? No worries! Bolder Adventure Park is the perfect place to get your heart pumping whether there is rain or shine. This park offers different sets of activities for all thrill-seekers in their 66,000 square foot space. Opening its doors in 2023, this park also serves its guests pizza, burgers, and beer from local brewers. With fun at each corner, from zip lining to free falling from six floors, you’ll definitely want to check Bolder Adventure Park out.