NOTE: All city playgrounds are currently closed due to the Governor's orders in response to COVID-19.
There are three playgrounds in the Elmwood Park area with a variety of features for multiple ages and abilities. Our most popular playground area is Liberty Playground, located just west of the Civic Center between the Safety Town area and the Kiwanis Pavilion. The new Ages 5-12 play structure includes multiple slides, climbing structures, and spinners on poured-in-place rubber surfacing, plus two racing zip lines. Liberty Playground also hosts multiple swings, a climbing wall, Ages 2-5 play area for younger children, a merry-go-round, and various assorted play features. The Liberty Station building has restrooms with changing stations and a meeting room that hosts the Independence Art Guild, Safety Town classes, and can be rented out through the Recreation department during the summer months.
The Annex Playground is located across from City Hall and near the Bocce Courts. This shaded playground area contains a play structure with slides, tubes, and climbers; and also features spring riders, swings, and a whirl. Restroom facilities, benches, and the Annex Pavilion are nearby.
The Fieldhouse Playground is located on the west side lawn of the Fieldhouse. There are many fun activities available and ample room to play. Restrooms are located in the Fieldhouse and are open to the public during normal hours of operation.