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Berks County Parks, Playgrounds & Hiking Trails Guide

April 14, 2018

Berks County has many parks, playgrounds and trails, so whether you are looking to visit them all, or just want to find a couple new favorites, we have information about all of them. Just click on the playground names below to learn more about each one, and check back often as more are added.

11th & Pike Playground, Reading
There is lots of open space at this park to run around, kick a ball, have a catch, or have a picnic. There are slides, equipment to climb on, swings, tunnels, and see-saws. A small paved path is good for rollerblading. It is worth noting that while there is a lot of fun equipment for kids, there was a lot of trash when my son and I visited, including empty beer bottles.
Alsace Township Playground
Tucked away, this fenced-in playground offers a wonderful summer playground program, has a lot of shade, and is very clean and quiet. Amenities include a bike rack, 2 baby swings, 4 regular swings, hop scotch, and 2 separate play structures with slides, monkey bars and a round-about.
Berkshire Heights Playground, Wyomissing
This is a small, but well-maintained park & playground with 2 baseball fields, and play equipment including monkey bars, 2 regular swings & 2 baby swings, 2 slides, a small see-saw and a few other things to play on.
Colony Playground, Wyomissing
The major pluses would be the variety of equipment for different age groups, large spaces and multiple ball fields, great visibility from all angles to keep an eye on your children, and good maintenance.
Review Sponsored by Innovative Coaching Services.

Offering plenty to do for all ages, this is a nice and clean park. The playground offers two play areas for different ages: a toddler play area for ages 2-5 and an older play area for ages 5-12. This is a large park that has a bandstand, 3 pavilions, a fishing pond, a stream and a pool close by.
This park has something for everyone! In addition to a playground with slides, swings, log runs, and monkey bars, there is a large pool, huge lake you can fish in, rent kayaks and canoes, play frisbee golf, follow one of several hiking trails, enjoy a friendly game of basketball at the pool. If camping is your thing, there is regular camping, group camping and cabins available to rent. The playground is more for older kids however there are 2 baby swings and 3 baby slides. 
There were eight different slides of varying heights, step stools, ladders, swirly poles, swings, a spiderweb, and a roundabout. A parking lot close by, a shaded pavilion, and nearby port-o-potty round out the thumbs up list. On the downside, it's not huge, some of the equipment seemed a little high/dangerous for toddlers

The equipment is nicely maintained (apart from one broken swing) and has everything you would expect - plenty of slides and bridges and climbing apparatus. There are areas designated for ages 2-5 and 5-12, and the ground is lined with mulch.


South Mountain Playground
What a hidden gem! This park was absolutely adorable - great equipment, nicely maintained, excellent open spaces, and tucked away in nature with a backdrop of trees and greenery. There are great stretches of open fields for running and games. The main playground has plenty of slides, swings, and climbing opportunities with basketball, tennis, AND volleyball courts nearby.











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