Idlewild Park in Easton, MD Guide

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The Idlewild Park in Easton, MD is such a fantastic gem on the Eastern Shore. This massive playground is tucked away in a neighborhood and would be the perfect stop on the way to or from Ocean City. Or, Idlewild would be a great addition to any Eastern Shore day trip with your kids! Check out this guide to find out more about the Idlewild Park and Playground!

Idlewild Park Playground Features

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The playground at Idlewild Park is a massive wooden playground. But don’t think about something dated and dreary. Nope. This playground is well maintained and very colorful and bright. This a community built playground and you can tell in all the unique details and flourishes. This playground was built with love!

The main playground is set up as a cityscape with different shops and community buildings kids can explore and use their imagination to dream up grand adventures.

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There are separate play areas for younger and older kids. The tot lot area is so playful! It has a train, a one room schoolhouse, and more.

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There are toddler-sized slides and climbing structures. And the playground is on rubberized turf so it’s great for falls and potential skinned knees.

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This play boat is so adorable too and themed to the Eastern Shore water communities. Do you see the sea turtle swimming by in the ‘water’?

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The older kid area has so many fun play features to explore! Hang out under this tower or climb up and pretend to be a keeper of the lighthouse!

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Pretend to ride the waves as you balance on this play structure. Or perhaps try to climb aboard the pirate ship on this themed climbing wall!

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There are numerous swings for both older and younger kids, as well as for kid’s with accessibility needs.

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Around the playground there are also musical play features and other areas that are both inclusive and accessible for kids of all ages and abilities.

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I love this bright path with unique art tiles designed and created by local kids!

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Other Park Amenities

The playground is fantastic but the Idlewild Park has other great features too. This is a 15-acre park with a walking track, picnic pavilions, a gazebo, and loads of green space for kids to run around.

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There are also some great athletic fields and facilities. I love this brightly painted basketball court. There are tennis courts and baseball/softball fields.

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Another great thing about Idlewild Park is that there is plenty of parking, a water fountain, and public restrooms. Note: When we visited the restrooms weren’t the cleanest, but they were better than port-a-potties.


Where is Idlewild Park located?

Address: 115 Idlewild Avenue; Easton, MD 21601
Google Map Directions click here

Is Idlewild Park good for younger kids?

Yes. There are separate play areas for younger and older kids.

Is Idlewild Park accessible and inclusive?

There are play elements that are good for kids of all ages and abilities.

What are the hours of Idlewild Park?

The park is open dawn to dusk.

Does Idlewild Park cost anything to visit?

Idlewild Park is completely free!

What’s nearby? Make a Day of It!

If you want to make a great day out of your Idlewild Park visit, here are our best bets and recommendations!

  1. Start with a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels.
  2. Head to Oxford, MD and spend some time playing in the water at The Strand beach. Get a scoop of ice cream from the Scottish Highland Creamery!
  3. After playing at Idlewild Park in the afternoon, grab a bite to eat at Out of the Fire in Easton.
  4. In the fall, pop by Councell Farms in the late afternoon for the corn maze and pumpkin picking.

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