Family-Friendly Parks and Playgrounds in Northern Kentucky

Browse Northern Kentucky’s top parks and playgrounds for kids of all ages

Let’s face it--everyone loves a good playground!  And it’s important to keep the kids’ attention and give them plenty of room to run!  Check out these awesome Northern Kentucky parks with incredible playgrounds that we guarantee will lead to a good nights’ sleep!

NaturePlay@BCM in Covington, Kentucky

Adjacent to the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park, NaturePlay@BCM is open all year and was designed to be accessible to children of all abilities. There are swings and a slide, space to run, a hillside to explore and a plant tunnel to crawl (or roll) through.

NaturePlay’s outdoor, hands-on experiences are an extension of the exhibits inside the museum. Kids can travel through time, from the pre-historic days of the wooly mammoth to the arrival of early settlers in our region. In the pre-history area, young archeologists can dig for fossilized bones or climb on a giant trilobite.  If you follow the path on the hill, you will discover the Kentucky Heritage Sculpture Garden, populated with mosaics of Ice Age mammals, created by local middle and high school students. Native grasses and flowers thrive at NaturePlay and are often the focus of the museum’s educational programs.

Florence Nature Park in Florence, Kentucky

A favorite of the younger visitors, the cement animals that now live in the park once resided inside the Florence Mall. There’s an alligator, a rhino, a giant turtle and a hippo that offer climbing opportunities for kids and captivating photos for parents.  The Nature Park also has a paved trail that allows visitors to explore nature, hunt for acorns and enjoy the colors of fall or spring. The trail is 6 feet wide, about three-quarters of a mile long and is rated “easy.” The asphalt surface makes it perfect for wheelchairs, bikes and strollers—leashed dogs love it, too.

Tower Park in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Tower Park is an 86 acre park located right in the middle of town.  Grab a bite to eat at the neighborhood pizza or Chinese restaurant, let the kids run on the incredible playground until their hearts are content, then cool off for the ride home with nearby ice cream!  
Tower Park was given its name after the 102-foot stone tower at the park entrance. In addition to the tower-inspired playground equipment, the park is also home to a 4-mile mountain bike trail, hiking trails, tennis courts, an amphitheatre, baseball/softball field, sand volleyball court, basketball courts, and the ever-important restroom facilities.

Bellevue Beach Park in Bellevue, Kentucky

Located along the banks of the Ohio River, Bellevue Beach Park is adjacent to Historic Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue.  Featuring incredible views of the river and nearby Cincinnati, Bellevue Beach Park offers a great playground, basketball courts, and picnic areas.

Things To Do With Kids

Calling kids of all ages... we want to see you! So get your list started for a ton of fun for the whole family. We promise you will run out of energy before you run out of things to do.