Best playgrounds in Charlottesville

Check out the top playgrounds in Charlottesville, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Mint Springs Valley Park
1. Mint Springs Valley Park
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19 local reviews
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Leora
Swimming with a beautiful view of the mountains. Life guards, sandy beach, open until 7 pm! Playground, picnic…
Susan
So close! Several trails, playground for kids and a lake with beach for the summer months!
Tom
Hiking trails, fishing lake, swimming lake, playground and picnic area.
1. Mint Springs Valley Park
1. Mint Springs Valley Park
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19 local reviews
Leora
Leora
Swimming with a beautiful view of the mountains. Life guards, sandy beach, open until 7 pm! Playground, picnic areas and awesome hiking…
Susan
Susan
So close! Several trails, playground for kids and a lake with beach for the summer months!
Tom
Tom
Hiking trails, fishing lake, swimming lake, playground and picnic area.
2. Mint Springs Park
2. Mint Springs Park
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13 local reviews
Mint Springs Park, Crozet
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Leora
Favorite place to swim. Swimming with a beautiful view of the mountains. Lifeguards, sandy beach, open until 7…
Amy
Fishing Swimming Playground Picnic facilities Hiking
2. Mint Springs Park
2. Mint Springs Park
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13 local reviews
Mint Springs Park, Crozet
Leora
Leora
Favorite place to swim. Swimming with a beautiful view of the mountains. Lifeguards, sandy beach, open until 7 pm! Playground, picnic…
Amy
Amy
Fishing Swimming Playground Picnic facilities Hiking
3. Riverview Park
3. Riverview Park
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12 local reviews
Riverview Park, Charlottesville
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 434-970-3333
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Raven & Flame
A beautiful walking/biking trail along the Rivanna River. Some days of the week, dogs are allowed off-leash -…
Katherine
Let the kids play on the playground or skip rocks in the river, then take a walk, jog, or bike ride on the…
Grace
Great for kids, there's a swimming hole, a playground, and a walking/bike trail.
3. Riverview Park
3. Riverview Park
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12 local reviews
Riverview Park, Charlottesville
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 434-970-3333
Raven & Flame
Raven & Flame
A beautiful walking/biking trail along the Rivanna River. Some days of the week, dogs are allowed off-leash - a boon to pet owners. The…
Katherine
Katherine
Let the kids play on the playground or skip rocks in the river, then take a walk, jog, or bike ride on the paved trail that winds along the…
Grace
Grace
Great for kids, there's a swimming hole, a playground, and a walking/bike trail.
4. Rockfish Valley Community Center
4. Rockfish Valley Community Center
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11 local reviews
190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 434-361-0100
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Chantal
RVCC aka as the "Rock " is the community center that serves the area. It is home to the following: Trager…
April
Local gathering place. The Treasure Chest, my favorite thriftshop, is located here. Trager Brothers has a…
Heidi
The community center is a host to a gallery that has locally made goods and art, The Rock Shop that sells…
4. Rockfish Valley Community Center
4. Rockfish Valley Community Center
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11 local reviews
190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 434-361-0100
Chantal
Chantal
RVCC aka as the "Rock " is the community center that serves the area. It is home to the following: Trager Brother's Coffee (free internet) …
April
April
Local gathering place. The Treasure Chest, my favorite thriftshop, is located here. Trager Brothers has a coffeeshop here as well. Local…
Heidi
Heidi
The community center is a host to a gallery that has locally made goods and art, The Rock Shop that sells various kinds of rocks (fun to go…
5. Ridgeview Park
5. Ridgeview Park
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2 local reviews
700 S Magnolia Ave, Waynesboro
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 540-942-6735
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Holly
Great for families, they've got nice playgrounds, easy parking , and picnic pavillions. My girls LOVE…
Jonathan & Ashley
Beautiful park with many wooded trails, soccer fields, tennis courts, fishing, pool, and large playground.
5. Ridgeview Park
5. Ridgeview Park
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2 local reviews
700 S Magnolia Ave, Waynesboro
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 540-942-6735
Holly
Holly
Great for families, they've got nice playgrounds, easy parking , and picnic pavillions. My girls LOVE feeding the ducks that are always…
Jonathan & Ashley
Jonathan & Ashley
Beautiful park with many wooded trails, soccer fields, tennis courts, fishing, pool, and large playground.
6. Meade Park
6. Meade Park
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3 local reviews
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Raven & Flame
Playground and lots of run-around space. Some evenings, they have outdoor movies. Our yard opens into the…
6. Meade Park
6. Meade Park
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3 local reviews
Raven & Flame
Raven & Flame
Playground and lots of run-around space. Some evenings, they have outdoor movies. Our yard opens into the park.
7. Washington Park Recreation Center
7. Washington Park Recreation Center
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6 local reviews
1001 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville
+1 434-970-5073
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Danielle
My favorite park in the area-- great playground for kids, softball field, basketball courts, and wide open…
Margaret Elizabeth
This city park has two playgrounds, a softball field, a nature trail, a pool, and the perfect sledding hill…
7. Washington Park Recreation Center
7. Washington Park Recreation Center
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6 local reviews
1001 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville
+1 434-970-5073
Danielle
Danielle
My favorite park in the area-- great playground for kids, softball field, basketball courts, and wide open grassy area where you can almost…
Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Elizabeth
This city park has two playgrounds, a softball field, a nature trail, a pool, and the perfect sledding hill. It's perfect for an early…
8. Tonsler Park Recreation Center
8. Tonsler Park Recreation Center
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3 local reviews
435 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
(434) 296-1857
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Leslie
Great children's playground plus lots of tennis courts - only a 5 minute walk.
Oliver
Newly renovated playground, basketball and tennis courts.
8. Tonsler Park Recreation Center
8. Tonsler Park Recreation Center
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3 local reviews
435 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
(434) 296-1857
Leslie
Leslie
Great children's playground plus lots of tennis courts - only a 5 minute walk.
Oliver
Oliver
Newly renovated playground, basketball and tennis courts.