You might have heard Williams Park in Brownsburg called by a different name: Blast Off Playground. This is because the towering, wooden, fort-shaped playground equipment looks like a rocket ship and is the crown jewel of the park. But whatever you want to call it, Williams Park is a great place to play!
If your kids love to play hide-and-seek, then this park will be their jam. The playground — with its towers, tunnels, nooks, and crannies — is the perfect playground to play hiding games with friends. Walking onto the equipment kind of feels like stepping onto a huge, open-air playhouse, with multiple levels, ramps, and steps.
Around Blast Off Playground, there are other fun things to play on, including swings (including a tire swing), monkey bars, slides for big and little kids, and more.
Blast Off Playground itself it huge, and you can easily spend hours just hanging out there. But if you’re visiting during a hot day between the months of May and September, there is a splash pad just a short walk from the playground at the back of Williams Park. The Watermill Splash Pad boasts 2,500 square feet of interactive water play features, including spraying streams of water, misters and plenty of opportunities to get wet.
At 77 acres, Williams Park is the largest park in Brownsburg. If you want to explore some of those acres, take a walk on the park’s Maple Ridge Trail. This crushed-stone nature trail winds around Williams Park and includes several secondary trails that you can explore that run along White Lick Creek. Looping around the perimeter of the park is another trail, but this one is paved and is good for a nice, leisurely stroll or jog.
With so many activities for the whole family, Williams Park is a great park to add to your list this spring and summer!
More Info about Williams Park:
Williams Park is located at 940 S. Locust Lane in Brownsburg. The playground is open year-round, but the splash pad is only open May through September from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.brownsburg.org/department/division.php?fDD=7-161
Nicole Sipe is a freelance writer and editor in Indianapolis. A Southern California native, she enjoys exploring Indy with her husband and two sons.