We had been going around Peoria and decided to check out two parks that were close to each other, and this one looked really nice!
Hayes Park has an entrance off of 75th Avenue and a parking lot is almost a small street that winds next to the playground.
Two Separate playground structures, a ramada, bathrooms and baseball fields were available at this park with lots of greenspace. A walking trail also went around the outside of the park.
The smaller playscape wasn’t quite toddler friendly. If you are looking for a truly toddler friendly playscape, I would suggest looking at a favorite toddler friendly places post. Swings were outside of the shade (bummer) but the rest of the playground was really amazing. My kids LOVED it.
The smaller play structure had some great slides and features, but there were a lot of areas where I felt that they could be quite unsafe. So, if you bring an early walker or toddler, you really need to keep a close eye on them. Toddlers will love all the manipulatives .
A dramatic play area for sitting and “eating” and a nice swirl slide for the little ones rounded out the toddler area.
The slides at Hayes Park were intense! I think they were some of the steepest slides I have seen, which made my kids loved them even more. There were bridges and climbing structures of all kinds.
And, the three wheels of death! HAHA. Or, in our family, the Arm Breaker!
I don’t even know how to climb up that!
One the smaller kids playset was this area. This “climbing aparatus” was one of the reasons I felt that it was not really toddler approved. Do you slide down it like Dimples? Do you climb it? I don’t know? There was a fun tunnel and the xylophones.
Hayes Park is definitely an underrated park and might be one of our new favorites in Peoria!
9845 N 75th Ave