Dudley Memorial Park
5700 Yankee Rd
Liberty Township, OH 45044
This is a fun community style park. It has a nice mix of nature + play structure to give it genuine park feel. This is my favorite style of park. I’m not a fan of the desert playgrounds stuck in the middle of a city environment (I’m looking at you Summit Park).
I’m going to start here because what the heck Liberty Township? I seem to encounter this issue mostly in this area. A bathroom structure exists with one male and one female restroom – but it is outhouse style without running water and is not well kept. Very similar to Fort Liberty Playland. No changing tables. Hand sanitizer dispenser provided but empty. This playground is in the vicinity of half a million dollar homes – but no running water?
One main structure with rocking climbing walls, several slides including racer slides, steps and tunnel. One stand alone yellow slide. Several interactive features including steering wheels and musical instruments. There is also A climbing “web” structure. There are also “monkey bars” and one element that left me perplexed. Simple but adequate. The Structure itself and nearby trees provide shade.
This is an accessible boundless structure. It is ramped with interactive features. No accessible swing.
Stand alone swing set a fair distance from the play structure. No accessible swings. One baby swing. Three regular swings.
Partially fenced with ranch style fence to block from the parking lot which is directly next to the play area. Back side is wooded and not fenced. Mulch ground. There is a pond up a hill from the play structure. It is not visible from the play structure due to the incline to get to it. My son doesn’t even know its there.
Of note – THERE IS A FLYER POSTED ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO THE LIBERTY TOWNSHIP MOM’S CLUB TO FENCE IN THE PLAYGROUND.
Fair visibility on this structure as the play area is relatively compact.
Covered structure next to the playground. Benches surrounding play structure. Shelter can be reserved for 30 dollars for township residents and 60 for non-residents for a four hour time slot.
If you live in the area – this park is worth a visit – particularly for new walkers, toddlers and preschoolers. The boundless nature of this structure makes it easy for me littlest ones to navigate.