3650 Maizeland Rd., Maizeland Rd. and N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO – Get Directions
Two baseball/softball fields, community playground, football/soccer field, horse stables, restrooms, scenic overlook and drive, picnicking (including some large groups with reservation shelters-Lazyland, Meadows, Youth Camp and Council Grounds), botanical reserve, Seven Castles geological point of interest, over 25 miles of trails ...
Palmer Park is a lovely getaway right in the middle of the city. It is fun to both drive and hike through. They also have a cute playground and an awesome dog park that gets pretty busy during the summer. When you drive to the top there is an incredible view of Pikes Peak and the entire city. I definitely recommend it!
Love wooden playgrounds
Palmer Park has a new feel but an old-fashioned look. Constructed in 1997, all the play equipment is built with sturdy wood beams and colorful painted steel. The signature rainbow monkey bar rainbow and teeter-totter set this park apart. Palmer is also known for its 25 plus miles of hiking trails and a mountain biking mecca. Hiking maps are available on the Springs website.
Lots of comfortable places to watch the action with eight park benches, tree planters and two covered picnic tables right on the play area. Myriad monkey bars, tall slides (one tunnel and two side-by-side slick metal slides), zip tracks, see-saw/teeter-totter, two balance beams, big kid and baby swings, plus a sandbox.
Be Aware: Metal slides may be too hot in the summer, but there are alternatives. Some of the play equipment is very tall, which poses a risk for young children tempted to climb.
The restroom building, complete with drinking fountain is only a short walk from the playground and adjacent to the first parking area. It's a bit rustic with only one stall, but very clean.
Great dog park
This is one of my favorite parks in the area! They have lots of trails to hike and explore. They also have a volleyball area, lots of picnic tables and pavilions, and a great playground area. And don't forget about the baseball fields! We visit this park whenever we can.