Donovan Park (aka Wood Park) – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time
Address: 700 Heights Blvd.
Appropriate Age: Any Age
Donovan Park in the Heights doesn’t have your average playground. Instead, it is home to a large wooden fortress. My kids absolutely love this! It is a great place for imaginative play and it also has enough variety to keep them busy just trying out different areas.
The kids enjoyed going over the “rope bridges,” climbing up a chain, sliding down slides and the fire pole, testing their balance as they walked across moving balance beams, doing different kinds of monkey bars, and pretending to be the engineer and conductor for the train. One of their friends that came with us even showed us how to slide like a penguin across the conveyor belt bridge!
od job creating and maintaining this unique playground. In 1996, the Heights community came together to build this fantasy land in 5 days of hard manual labor. They took a underutilized park and transformed it into a child’s paradise. Go HERE to learn more.
To get an email every Thursday with a new park review (and things to do in Houston for the weekend), go HERE! Also, if you want to add some adventure to your trip to Donovan Park, check out some funky art cars and grab some lunch!
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