Playground: Wills Park, Alpharetta
Wills Park, Alpharetta
Wills Park offers not one, not two, but three playgrounds!
Our favorite is “Wacky World,” the wooden kingdom with towers, bridges and passages, with sections for older and younger kids. The architecture of this play structure seems to inspire imaginative play, and on any given day, you can find plenty of kids meeting up for playdates here, or making new friends while navigating the rope bridge, climbing to a tower lookout post, or taking a spin in the tire swing. We especially like the bench seats in the play area, covered picnic tables and bathrooms close at hand.
Near the basketball courts and recreation center, the yellow playground offers equipment for younger kids, and the covered purple playground near the ball fields has climbing structures and swings for big kids. The nearly two-mile long walking trail around the park is mostly flat, which makes it easy for stroller walks or beginner bike rides, and the mature trees offer plenty of shade. We often bring our dog to play in the fenced off-leash area, so the whole family gets outdoor time here!
Features: Three playgrounds, basketball courts, outdoor swimming pool (open during summer months), ball fields, disc golf course, equestrian center, tennis courts, dog park, walking trail, a community garden, a rec center, and five picnic pavilions.
Location: 11925 Wills Rd., Alpharetta. Parking is available in multiple lots.
– Dalia Faupel