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Playgrounds, Parks and Community Centers are a quick and easy way to allow your child to have some fun as well as remain active this summer. We’ve searched high and low to find the best parks and playgrounds in our communities and are happy to share them with you!! Read this article to find the best parks and playgrounds in Pittsburgh. Some of the locations listed below are visited frequently by Brightside Academy for summer camp trips, field days, community events and more!

Anderson Playground

Pittsburgh, PA 15213



Located near Schenley park, this playground has several different themes including dinosaurs, pirate ships and much more!

Garland Parklet

Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Our summer campers at the East Liberty location love this local park! Garland Parklet has a playground, tennis and basketball courts!

Mcgee Playground

Pittsburgh PA. 15217

Another local gem! This playground is a favorite of our Squirrel Hill location, and includes slides and even a rock climbing wall. What we like most about it is that it shares Brightside Academy’s signature colors of blue and gold.

Now, with this list in hand it’s time to get the kids and have some summer fun! Have a local park or playground in Pittsburgh you think should be added to this list? Share with us in the comments below and be sure to find the nearest Brightside Academy near you for our summer camp program.

Playgrounds, Parks and Community Centers are a quick and easy way to allow your child to have some fun as well as remain active this summer. In the second part of this summer blog series we are sharing with you the best playgrounds in Ohio! Some of the locations listed below are visited frequently by Brightside Academy for summer camp trips, field days, community events and more!

Cleveland

Impett Park

3207 W 153rd St, Cleveland, OH 44111

This spacious park includes a playground, tennis courts, rugby and baseball fields, a public pool and much more!

Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy

800 Linn Dr, Cleveland, OH 44108

Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy has a play area on-site that is open to the public. Be sure to greet our Kinsman kids who are often spotted here!

Akron

Summit Metro Parks

975 Treaty Line Rd, Akron, OH 44313

14,1000 acres of land make up these 16 parks, conservation areas and playgrounds galore! If you are a resident of Summit County be sure to click on the link to find a Summit Metro park or trail near you!

Copley Community Park

3232 Copley Rd, Akron, OH 44321

In the heart of Akron lies this community park that has a well kept playground, a spacious baseball field and a gorgeous view of several acres of vibrant green trees.

Columbus

Blackburn Park


263 Carpenter St. Columbus, OH 43205

On 5.86 acres of land, this park has a playground, spray-ground, picnicking areas, a recreation center and tennis court. It is also a huge favorite of our Northern Lights location!

Barnett Community Center


1184 Barnett Rd. Columbus, OH 43227

The summer campers at Brightside Livingston can’t wait to visit this fun filled center! Equipped with a spray-ground, an art room, game room, billiards, auditorium and much more! This center is just the stay-cation your family needs!

Now, with this list in hand it’s time to get the kids and have some summer fun! Have a local park or playground you think should be added to this list? Share with us in the comments below and be sure to find the nearest Brightside Academy near you for our summer camp program.

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