Calling all kid firefighters and their caregivers! There’s a fire department-themed playground you need to know about in Johnson County, and it’s lit! (Pun intended!) Firefighter Play Pocket Park in Greenwood is the perfect place to take your little firefighter to play. And you might even see a real fire truck or two while you’re there, because the pocket park is located right behind Greenwood Fire Station 91.
Firefighter Play Pocket Park was designed to allow children to pretend they are firefighters, as well as build a connection between the community and the fire department. The playground features lots of opportunities to climb, a winding slide, a lookout tower, and a replica fire engine built into the playground structure that kids can play on. The playground area is outfitted with wood chips for a soft landing, and surrounded by lots of trees, which provide a shady place to play. Greenwood fire fighters volunteered several hours of their time consulting on and building the pocket park, and it shows, with how fun and familiar it feels!
The pocket park is located next to Amphitheater Park, which is the location of many community outdoor concerts in the summer. It’s also a short walk to Greenwood’s newly renovated Old City Park. Firefighter Play Pocket Park is one of four pocket parks in Greenwood. The others are themed for butterflies, bees and trees, and are connected by a walking trail. The Play Pocket Trail stretches from Craig Park to Fire Station 91 along Greenwood’s Main Street.
Firefighter Play Pocket Park is located behind Greenwood Fire Station 91 on 155 E. Main St. in Greenwood. Visitors can also access it by parking in the parking lot for Amphitheater Park, then walking over the bridge to the pocket park.