The Comic Hero Imagination Playground at Heurich Park in Hyattsville is so much fun for kids! Check out this guide to the playground for all the details!
The Comic Hero playground is one of two playgrounds at Heurich Park. The other playground is a newer mobility playground located near the entrance. But the Comic Hero playground is an official Prince George’s County Imagination Playground. Thanks to the Maryland-National Capital Park Planning Commission, this was actually the first Imagination Playground that was created in Prince George’s County. Such a great gift to the entire community!
We almost missed this imagination playground because I could see it… but couldn’t figure out how to get there (more on that below). I am so glad we persevered though because this playground had a super fun theme. Pow! Bam! Wow! You will likely have as much fun as your kids pretending to be a superhero on this playground!
How to Find the Comic Hero Playground
Don’t go to Home Depot. Take 23rd Avenue to Ager Road, drive past the Rosa Parks School and onto Heurich Park Road. Look for that Dog Park!
So yeah, this playground is tricky to find. If you plug in the directions on the website, or even plug in the park name, it is likely you will not find it. You will see it. Your GPS will take you to a parking lot that overlooks it.. or through a neighborhood that is next to it.
However, the neighborhood dead ends and there is no way to get from that parking lot to the park. The other problem is that the park is actually a little hidden. When you get to the overall park you will see a dog park, a bike path, and then another playground on the main road near the park entrance.
This other playground looks pretty cool too… but it ain’t an imagination playground. It’s a newer playground made specifically to be accessible. There is a small road that looks like a bike path next to it.
But that bike path really isn’t a bike path. It is a narrow road (yeah, I know) that winds around to the playground parking lot. Tricky tricky tricky. (I will put the exact location on the google map below so hopefully that will help!)
The Comic Hero Theming
But this is a super fun playground with a really cool comic books theme, so your kids will want you to persevere too! The comic elements incorporate Captain America and Batman.
Bring your costumes because they will definitely want to be Superman or Wonderwoman or Batman or even, I don’t know.. Pinkalicious! Your kids can be the protector of the playground and chase away the bad guys! Maybe they will transform from Clark Kent to Superman! I am not sure if these are Marvel characters or DC Comic characters (or both), but it’s 100% fun!
Playground Play Structures
There are plenty of swings for both big kids and toddlers.
There are lots of interesting climbing walls that would be challenging for kids up to probably age 7 or 8. Also, there is one of those spinner things where the kids hang and you can spin them around.
The play structures have climbing elements like climbing walls and a partial wave climbing feature.
There are some fun slides at this playground as well.
Did I mention it is a somewhat hidden playground? So yeah, it is really safe. There isn’t a ton of shade, but there is ample parking and there are ball fields surrounding the playground so your kids can burn energy that way too!
There is a walking trail that runs next to the playground, as well as a covered pavilion with picnic tables.
FAQ/Know Before You Go
6001 Ager Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782
Google Map Directions
There are portable restrooms at the playground.
There really isn’t any shade at this playground. However, there is a covered picnic pavilion.
Open dawn until dusk.
This is a fun playground for kids under 10 years old.
Make a Day of it. What’s nearby?
It would be really easy to plan an awesome day trip with the Comic Hero playground. Here are our best picks:
- Start the day at the Comic Hero playground before the sun gets too hot.
- Mid-morning, head over to the College Park Aviation Museum and check out the hands-on kid’s activities there! It’s less than 15 minutes from the Comic Hero playground.
- For lunch, check out Board and Brew in College Park. This fantastic restaurant has over 1000 board games you can play while you eat!
- After lunch, in the summer you can cool off at the splash fountains at the Station at Riverdale Park.