The Medieval Dragon Imagination Playground at South Bowie Community Center is one of the smaller Imagination Playgrounds but the theme is so cute we instantly fell in love! The entire main playground is an actual dragon!
I mean, how can you argue with the opportunity for your kids to climb up the spine of the dragon and then slide down its tongue!
The spine of the dragon is a great netted balance climbing play feature. It is challenging for preschoolers but not completely un-doable.
To the sides of the tongue slide, kids can climb up the dragon wings. There are footholds like you would see on a climbing wall. But since the wings are at an incline, it shouldn’t be too hard for kids to navigate. There are also regular ladders to the side of the dragon wings.
I think this climbing structure to the side of the dragon spine is supposed to be the tail. It’s another fun balance and climbing play feature.
Kids can also choose to climb a net on the backside of the dragon. There are a number of ways to get to that slide!
Check out these fun dragon eggs to the side of the main play structure too!
There is also a Castle play area that replicates a small medieval castle. There is a shorter slide and easier ways to climb up onto the castle landing.
Of course, kids may choose to climb the boulders too!
Inside the castle there is a fun musical play feature.
The playground is located at the South Bowie Community Center so there are likely public restrooms in the community center.
This is small, fenced in playground. Regardless of where your kids are playing, you should have line of sight and it is very safe.
The dragon is probably designed more for older kids and the castle for younger kids, but your toddlers will want to climb all over that dragon!
No swings– so if that is a positive for you, you can thank the City of Bowie for removing the proverbial candy from the grocery store checkout lane.
This playground backs up to a forested area and there is both plenty of shade and plenty of seating for caregivers. There are sports fields at the community center as well.
It is located at the South Bowie Community Center.
Address: 1717 Pittsfield Ln, Bowie, MD 20716
Google Map Directions click here.
Generally from dawn to dusk 7 days a week. The community center is open Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 7am-5pm, and Sunday noon-5pm
Yes! It has a tot lot area, soft rubberized mulch and it is fenced.