With summer temperatures climbing high into the 90s, finding a safe, shaded playground for the kids is no easy feat.
We've rounded up some of metro Atlanta's most shaded playgrounds with covered pavillions, lots of tall green canopy and other cool amenities.
Orme Park, Atlanta
795 Brookridge Drive, Atlanta
This charming playground nestled in the popular Virginia Highland neighborhood is surrounded by tree canopies to give you some nice shade from the sun. A deep river ravine also runs through the back of the park under a nearby brick bridge. Other cool additions: shaded sandbox and donated toys.
Underwood Hills Park, Atlanta
1845 Harper St. NW, Atlanta
Redtri.com said this playground may take top honors as Atlanta's "shadiest" with its shaded pavillion, spider-structure climbing web and more. The large "hidden gem" sits outside I-75 off Howell Mill.
Bessie Branham Park, Atlanta
2051 Delano Drive, Atlanta
Another favorite from Redtri.com, this park nestled behind the Kirkwood neighborhood has a shaded playground section with a toddler climbing area and see-saw. Bring a water bottle or two with you, because there are no water fountains.
Spink-Collins Park, Atlanta
2001 Collins Drive NW, Atlanta
Looking for a quiet adventure? This secluded Atlanta park features a simple playground surrounded by shaded woods, creeks and lots of walking trails.
Brook Run Park, Dunwoody
4770 North Peachtree Road , Dunwoody
With shaded play areas, a splash stream and fountain, this DeKalb County park is a favorite for all ages. You'll even find trails, a skate park and large dog park for your furry family member.
Wildwood Park, Marietta
1050 Barclay Circle, Marietta
This quiet 28-acre wooded Cobb park has plenty of hovering trees to keep you and the kids nice and shaded while they enjoy themselves on the playground. Let the furry pal loose at one of its two dog parks.
Brinkley Park, Smyrna
1270 Hunter St., Smyrna
The big perk of this small Cobb playground is the shade. The 16-acre park also includes a nearby baseball field, walking trails and restrooms.
PlayTown Suwanee, Suwanee
425 Main St., Suwanee
Tall trees hover over this large Gwinnett playground. The park's new greenway even features a little waterfall.
Big Splash, Suwanee
330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee
OK, not technically a traditional playground, but Gwinnett's huge interactive fountain in Town Center Park is sure to keep the kids cool in this heat. The fountain features 43 jets and up to 1,400 gallons of recycled water per minute.
Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.
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