Pine Hill Lakes Park – Fenced and Updated Playground 2021

Pine Hill Lakes Park 211 Kings Mills Rd, Mason, OH 45040 While this park isn’t new – (you can see my review for the old playground here if you want to compare to the new and improved version) – the playground equipment is 100% brand new and ready for exploration having just opened Summer of 2021. Let’s start with the most important information first – THIS PLAYGROUND IS 100% FENCED IN AND GATED. While this is a welcome feature at […]

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Kacie Jane – the perfect Splash Pad/Dry Park Combo

Kacie Jane Park 525 West Lytle-Five Points Road Springboro, OH 45066 “Kacie Jane Park, established in 2019, was made possible through the generous donation of the Hausfeld Family who wanted to honor and remember Tom and Kacie Hausfeld who passed away in a plane crash.” That’s a great way to honor a loved one – to bring a little slice of happiness in the world for families to gather and enjoy. This playground is nothing short of phenomenal and worth the […]

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Kid Clubhouse

Kid Clubhouse 865 W. Central Ave Springboro, OH 45066 Okay, I admit – Kid Clubhouse is not in Cincinnati, but it’s a quick trek up I-75 and only about 20 minutes North from Liberty Township/West Chester so I think it’s fair game for this review page. The PlayStructure The play structure at Kid Clubhouse is fairly standard. It has some bumpy ramps to climb, a triple side, an enclosed slide, a few crawl through tunnels and a few extra funsies […]

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Wellness Wanderers Challenge at MetroParks

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Rentschler Forest (See my original review here). It’s a fun little playground with an absolutely beautiful backdrop and to encourage people to explore, they have set up a kid friendly challenge along one of the more popular trails here – The Cascades Trail.   This challenge is a joint effort by MetroParks and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to get kids to not only be active but to enjoy and appreciate the […]

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Makino Park – Butterfly Playground Perfection

Makino Park 6100 Kopfler Court, Mason, OH 45040 I’ll start by saying this playground is HUGE and this review would be page after page long if I tried to cover every single aspect of this beautifully designed playground. There are so many unique features to discover here. This is the definition of a “destination playground”. It is well worth a 30 to 45 minute drive if that’s how long it takes you to get to the Mason area. Oh and […]

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Fairfield Township Community Park

Fairfield Township Community Park 6116 Morris Rd. Fairfield Township OH 45011 Fairfield Township Community Park is located at the corner of Millikin and Morris roads in Fairfield Township. It was completely renovated with a grand reopening in October of 2020. This park is everything that Summit Park aspires to be, but it really is much better. One of my biggest problems with Summit Park is that it lacks in quality visibility when watching children of varying age groups. Couple that […]

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Home of the Brave Park

Home of the Brave Park 11605 Lebanon Road (45140) This park is a bit of a “jack of all trades”. No single portion of this park is particularly stand out, but when you look at the big picture – all the pieces create a park that is near perfection. Clean bathrooms, unique play structure, splash pad, and a walking path for an adventure. The Playstructure   The structure here is very whimsical and actually reminds me of the tree at […]

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Have Your Own Simple Backyard Campout

Having a backyard camp out is something that has been on my radar for awhile. And now that most of our entertainment is occurring at home, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. This wasn’t something that I prepped for weeks or even days. It all came together in about 24 hours with one storm delay. Here are my commandments for a simple backyard camp out with young children. Commandment 1: Keep it Simple Pinterest […]

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B Adventurous – Inflatables Galore!

B Adventurous I have a love/hate relationship with inflatables. On one hand – I think they are a lot of fun. Like seriously. The most fun ever. Even as an adult, there is something about bouncing around in a pink Princess castle that is just pure enjoyment. On the other hand – most play places have limited inflatable hours, charge more during inflatable open hours, or reserve inflatables for birthday parties only during peak hours. This can lead to total […]

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From Dinos to Giant Ball Pits! What Indianapolis has to offer

I love weekend get-aways especially during the Holiday season. There is something about getting away from the 800 tasks that are staring me down that is refreshing and allows me to regroup and refocus and accomplish all those things that makes the Holidays merry. This year, we decided Indianapolis would be our destination. We had heard many things about the museum and I had previously visited the zoo nearly a decade ago. So we hit the road. We arrived on […]

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