10+ Reasons to Visit Angel Park Playground With Kids
Angel Park Playground is seriously one of the best playgrounds in Maryland. It’s located next to the Perry Hall Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library and has so many fun play features that would appeal to kids of all ages and abilities. Check out this guide and see why you absolutely must visit Angel Park Playground with kids!
The Angel Park Story
As with many of the most unique and fun playgrounds in Maryland, the Angel Park Playground was born out of tragedy. The idea for Angel Park was conceived after the loss of Ryan Szczybor from childhood leukemia. His parents, Kelli and Andy Szczybor, decided to turn something completely devastating into a way to affirm life and build a place that would be a positive, safe and peaceful area for kids and families of all ages and abilities.
During the design phase, Angel Park incorporated the ideas of local children and the designs of local artists. This truly is an amazing play area for kids of all ages. A unique destination and a special place for the Perry Hall community, as for anyone who visits.
1. Inclusive Playground
Angel Park Playground was designed to be an inclusive and accessible playground. There are loads of play features that would appeal to kids with special needs. There are braille panels, high back swings, a special inclusive zip line chair, and other special features designed for kids with disabilities. Recently, Angel Park added a wheelchair swing too!
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2. Slides and Tunnels- the main playground
The main play area of Angel Park Playground is a ginormous wooden play set with tons of slides, tunnels, and ways for kids to run and get lost in play. This playground is perfect for a game of hide and seek!
Kids will love all the ways to play under the main play structure area. There are tons of caves and crevices, and they are all decorated! This area is perfect for kids who need a sensory break.. or just want to hide.
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3. Swings and Zip Line
There are plenty of swings and a very popular zip line. The special feature for the zip line is that there is one for kids without disabilities and a special zip line that would accommodate kids who have mobility issues.
4. Climbing Features
There are so many ways for kids to climb and stretch at Angel Park! They can climb up Rapunzel’s tower. Or try a slanted rock climbing wall. There are monkey bars, and other swing-climbing features as well.
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5. Imaginative Play Features
The imagination that went into creating Angel Park Playground is probably my favorite part!
In the area for smaller children there is a little town play area with a police station, fire truck, bank, boat, and more.
There is a storybook theme area with Rapunzel and other friends. Artists hand-painted whimsical touches like a stack of wizard books.
In the pirate ship area, there is actually a fun scavenger hunt painted onto the wall. How cool is tht?
6. Spinning play features
There are saucer swings and an inclusive merry-go-round spinning play features.
7. Music Stations
Kids of all ages will love the music play station with xylophones to bang out a tune on.
8. Exercise Area for Ages 13+
This is probably one of the most unique features. This exercise area for ages 13+ recently got upgraded equipment including an elliptical, recumbent bikes, and strength training machines.
9. Ryan Memorial Park Garden
At its heart, Angel Park Playground was created because of the loss of a child In memory of their son Ryan, the Szczybor’s wanted to create a space that could bring peace and reflection to other angel families as well. The Memorial Garden has great personal meaning for so many families.
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10. Picnic area and amphitheater
There are picnic tables and an amphitheater that can be rented for parties and other fun events. Actually, Angel Park routinely hosts events like fun runs, a Bull & Oyster Roast, concerts in the park, concerts, holiday events, and more! Events are typically announced on their Facebook page.
Know Before You Go/FAQ
9650 Honeygo Blvd, Perry Hall, MD 21128
The Facebook Page has the most up-to-date info about events.
Yes! In 2018 Angel Park added a nice comfort station. Also, you are co-located with the Perry Hall library so you could use the restrooms there.
Yes! There is a large parking lot next to the playground.
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What’s Nearby? Make a day out of it!
- If you want to add a park to your day, the Pot Rocks Area of Gunpowder Falls State Park is less than 10 minutes away. The Hammerman Beach Area is about 15 minutes away.
- Marshy Point Nature Center is about 10 minutes away.
- If it starts to rain, there is an Urban Air Adventure Park location about 10 minutes away.
- Prigel Family Creamery is just under 15 minutes away if you want an ice cream treat!
- For kid friendly restaurants, my recommendations are Lib’s Grill, Double T Diner, or any of the many options at White Marsh Mall.