Nothing cures whiny toddlers like some obnoxious outside romping. Unless of course your toddler is still whining while outside, but at least outside is free. I hate fewer things than spending a small fortune to make everlasting memories with my kids and all they want to do is watch someone open foam eggs on YouTube. Now that the weather is nicer, we visited some parks in our area for a bit of outdoor fun and exploring.
If you haven’t visited these fun places, find a friend and go! Leave any suggestions in the comments for my littles and I to go explore.
1. Gilleland Creek Park 700 Railroad Avenue, Pflugerville / Pfluger Park 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville
This park is one of our favorites! It is close to our house, has a ton of shade, and I also grew up coming here so it has a special place in my heart with lots of good memories. We like that there are two playscapes connected by a walking trail and access to the creek if the weather is warm enough to dip your toes in.
The Gilleland Creek entrance also has a pool, open during seasonal hours, and a pavilion that is available to rent for events up to 150 people. The playscape is geared toward littler ones and is most convenient if we don’t have much time to play.
The Pfluger Park side is larger, with a bigger playscape, basketball goals, volleyball sand pit, play houses, and Bar-B-Que pits with large tables.
2. Heritage Park 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville
Another frequent for us is Heritage Park in Pflugerville. Their entire play area is covered and has benches/picnic tables. I recommend making a Sonic drink stop right around the corner, what you put in your drink is non of my business ;).
This park is also right next to the pool, open seasonal hours, and every Tuesday there is a cute little Farmer’s Market where you can get local foods and artisan made items. The Green Red Barn is also available to rent out for private events.
Find a list of more Pflugerville City Parks here: http://parks.pflugervilletx.gov/parks-facilities/city-parks