The Cheverly Euclid Street Neighborhood Park is home to the really fantastic King and Queen Imagination Playground. All of the Prince George’s County Imagination Playgrounds are fantastic, but the King and Queen playground is one of my favorites.
This playground is perfect for imagination. Your kids will love pretending they are royalty. They can climb to the top of the castle, walk over the moat, scale ropes over treacherous waters, and play like they are knights of the round table… or a daring princess.
In depth tour of the King and Queen Playground
The theming is really fantastic and features some unique equipment. There is an actual moat play feature.
It has some bounce to it which is also fun!
Kids will love sliding down the dragon slide or maybe pretending they are prisoners in the dungeon.
The playground turf is a rubber so it’s really easy on falling kids and potential scraped knees.
And there are also climbing features like a mini rock climbing wall and a thick rope play feature.
And I am not sure if this is supposed to look like Stonehenge, but it’s pretty awesome for climbing.
Check out this balance beam log. It’s thick enough to not be super scary, but challenging enough to be interesting for most kids! Another fun climbing obstacle for kids!
Check out the treasure hunt scavenger hunt.
There are separate areas for younger and older kids but the older kid area is still mostly doable for younger kids.
The younger kid play area is next to the actual King and Queen play structure. It is also royalty-themed but for kids who are new walkers.
Additionally, there are swings for big kids, toddlers, and kids with extra mobility needs.
Other amenities at the Cheverly-Euclid Neighborhood Park
Also,iIn addition to the playground, there are tennis courts and ball fields next to the playground. There are plenty of spots for kids to run around.
Also next to the playground is a great wooded area with a short walking path. When we visited there were kids running around playing prince and princess and dragon through the woods. It was awesome!
The only downside is that there isn’t much shade at this playground.
There are some picnic tables and a portable restrooms near the playground. The parking lot is fairly close to the playground as well.
Address: 5610 Euclid Street, Cheverly
Google Map Directions here.
Officially the hours are 7am-9pm, but it’s basically dawn until dusk.
This park is tucked away in the back of a residential area. It seemed very safe and secluded. Great for younger kids.
YES! A few years ago we visited all 25 Imagination Playgrounds and I wrote a series of posts detailing the features of each one! Check out the series here!
There are portable restrooms near the playground.
Definitely visit in the morning or on an overcast day. Since there is little to no shade, the playground gets really hot in the afternoon.
Make a Day of it! What’s nearby?
Honestly, I LOVE this question because the Cheverly-Euclid King and Queen Playground is the PERFECT spot to anchor a DC day trip. Here are some ideas.
U.S. National Arboretum
An easy win would be to pair this playground with a trip to the U.S. National Arboretum. This is especially true in the spring because you could see beautiful cherry blossoms and magnolias in March or azaleas in May, without having to drive all the way into downtown DC! The arboretum is only 3.4 miles away from the playground!
And in the middle of the summer, the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens have lotus blossoms as big as your head.. and they are gorgeous. This park is also only about 10 minutes from the playground!
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Another easy day trip combo would be the Bladensburg Waterfront Park. The Bladensburg Waterfront Park is a gorgeous getaway on the Anacostia River. The park offers canoe, kayak, paddleboat, and rowboat rentals. There are really nice walking and biking paths along the waterway. Kids will also love the small playground and checking out the B&O railroad caboose.
While you are at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, you should absolutely take the boat tour. This pontoon boat guided tour on the Anacostia River is narrated and takes you to both the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the US Arboretum.
Gateway Arts District
Another spot that is less than 10 minutes from the King and Queen playground is the Gateway Arts District. Go on a public art walk and take some instagrammable worthy murals and sculptures!
The Gateway Arts and Entertainment District is located in Brentwood and Hyattsville along Baltimore Ave and Route 1. There are loads of fun murals, sculptures and public art. The benches and traffic signal boxes are even painted!
Some of our favorite spots include Franklin’s Toy Store, Vanadu Art House (and vehicles), Polka Dot Park, the puppies at the Brentwood Animal Hospital, and the Freedom History Mural, and various sighting of Kermit the Frog!
Where to Eat
- Franklin’s: This place is so cool. It’s the only combination of microbrewery, restaurant, and toy store in the world. The restaurant serves burgers, pizza, soup and salad, main course comfort food, and a large kid’s menu. And don’t forget to end your meal with ice cream or a milkshake!
- Pizzeria Paradiso: This gourmet DC pizza place has an outpost in Hyattsville and you definitely want to visit! They serve amazing, locally sourced gourmet pizza varieties, salads, and paninis.
- Busboy’s and Poets: Not just a restaurant but an institution. The Hyattsville location offers interactive Rise+Rhyme storytelling series for kids, as well as an inventive menu that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, amazing desserts, and a great kid’s menu!