Parks and playgrounds are aplenty on Whidbey Island—you won’t struggle to find a scenic picnic spot, a grassy field to toss around a football in, or a fun playground to help little ones get out all of that extra energy. But there are a few stand-out, must-visit playgrounds on Whidbey Island that are *definitely* worth going out of your way for!
Located at 2075 SW Ft. Nugent Street
Set on a sprawling 40 acres, Fort Nugent Park is a destination for the entire community. This expansive park includes several sport fields, sport courts, an 18-hole disc golf course, walking trails, restwoods, public art displays, and 350+ parking spaces for your convenience. And of course, an amazing community-built playground that’s straight from any kid’s wildest recess-inspired dreams! Parents are sure to appreciate the benches and tables that are near the structure, and there’s even a separate “Tot Lot” area for toddlers.
Located at 1535 E. Shoreview Avenue, Freeland
One of the big things that makes Freeland Park so special is that it’s nestled right on the waterfront. There’s a boat ramp and dock and even opportunities for clamming, and you’ll also find picnic areas, trails, restrooms, and a playground. Slides, monkey bars, a tire swing, and other structures to climb are all in the mix. Keep an eye on little ones while basking in the sea breeze and enjoying the spectacular water view!
Located at 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley
The South Whidbey Community Park & Sports Complex has it all: soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a skate/bike park, miles and miles of trails, lots of parking, a concession stand, restrooms, and more. Of course, a playground is sure to catch the eye of any kiddo who visits the park—Castle Park is no ordinary playground. This impressive structure is its own world of climbing obstacles, tire swings, and tall towers—get ready for hours and hours of make believe fun here!