Birch Grove Park

38080 Birch StreetNewark, CA

This park has two large playground areas - both with tanbark ground covering to make falling safer.

One of the playgrounds is for the younger crowd, but the older ones love it as well! There are lots of climbing opportunities and it is shaped like a boat. For those long-time residents who might remember, our family misses the wooden boat that used to be here!

The other playground is for the older kids and is HUGE! Multiple fun slides, quite a few ways to climb onto the structure. This area is also surrounded by a great (and original from "back in the day") molded rock play feature. It has tunnels and is a great place to climb, balance, and play with friends!

Another nice thing about this park - the water feature! In the summer months, this makes everyone's day! Water play AND the park? What's better than that? So if it's hot out, plan ahead and bring some towels and a change of clothes or even a swimsuit! Your kids will thank you for it.

You will find lots of swings - both toddler and big kid swings! Which is a great thing to us!

There are a few picnic tables, a basketball court, and a ball field. This park also has restrooms. And lots of shade and grass covered hills to enjoy! However the play structures are not shaded.

Let us know if you've been to this playground and what you think about it! If you haven't been, you can find it at 38080 Birch Street bordered by Smith Avenue, Birch Street and Robertson Avenue in Newark,