We’ve heard about the amazing Play for All Abilities Park in Round Rock for a while now. We were really excited to finally visit!
The park’s address is 151 North A.W. Grimes Blvd. I was glad I had taken the time to read this Free Fun in Austin post about the park with very helpful directions before we went or I don’t know if we would have located it. Basically, the turn into the park is very close to this train bridge over A.W. Grimes Blvd. If you can find this bridge, you can find the park!
Here’s how the sign at the entrance looks.
Then turn right when you see this sign.
The boys were determined to check out the banks of Brushy Creek before we went to the playscape. We hope we get to explore Brushy Creek more in the future!
The creation of the Play for All Abilities Park was a community-wide endeavor that took five years. The mission of the park is to provide a safe, fun place to play and develop new skills for children of all abilities in Round Rock and surrounding areas. What an impressive accomplishment! The hard work has been recognized. The City of Round Rock received the 2012 Municipal Excellence Award in City Spirit from the Texas Municipal League, which recognizes community-wide efforts to reach a common goal, and the City of Round Rock’s Parks and Recreation Department was given the Park Development Innovations Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society.
Your kids won’t know which way to run first! My boys were attracted to this green spinner almost immediately. It was my 11-year-old son’s favorite thing in the park.
There were so many interesting things to try!
This fun playscape even has shade.
A shaded “rock band” pod provides a variety of musical instruments.
As you can see, the playground is really big and offers a lot of activity choices for kids.
The sand pit looked really fun!
Round Rock Village was my 7 year old’s favorite part of the park. Kids can bring their bikes to ride along the “streets” of the little town.
Here are the boys in the “car dealership” building.
More car fun.
Too bad this Gatorade display wasn’t real. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was pretty hot. We’ll plan better next time!
Austin Active Kids Opinion: This unique, creative, and inclusive park has something for every child!
Outing Time: Under 1 hour in mid-afternoon heat. (Plan for a longer outing if you go in cooler weather or in the morning hours.)
Reminders: The Play for All Abilities Park has restrooms, water fountains, and picnic tables. Bring drinks, snacks, and sunscreen. You might also want to take along some toys for the sand pit.
Our friends at R We There Yet Mom? have also visited this park and described it in this post. Here’s another post about the park by LiveMom.