We wanted to check out another park today so we went to Archgate Park in Plano.  We had been there a lot for soccer games last fall, but never ventured to the playground.  It’s awesome!

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The playground has a fence on one side, a short wall on the side near the entrance and a soccer field on the other.  It’s a good spot for wanderers as it takes a little effort to get to anything dangerous (parking lot).  There are eight big kid and four baby swings, several benches and covered picnic tables.  There is a water fountain but it doesn’t work.  There are bathrooms in another section of the park (by the main soccer fields), but it’s not a short walk for someone with short legs.  You can see them on this map (PDF).

The playground equipment has some shades, and the standard one structure for 2-5 year old kids and another for 5-12 year old kids.  There are several interesting things on the equipment including a rock climbing wall, wobbly bridge, rope ladder-like climbing structure, talk/listen tubes, musical chimes and a steering wheel with gears.

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My favorite part of the playground was this awesome rock.  You can either climb up one side or walk onto it from the playground equipment.

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There is also a fenced in basketball court next to the playground, and a pond.  We didn’t see any ducks, just three boys exploring.

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Archgate Park
park map
6700 Archgate Drive, Plano