Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Play at Joanne Land Park in Round Rock

Old Settlers Park encompasses a vast 645-acres in Round Rock, Texas. With over 3-miles of trails, open fields for kite flying and playing ball, sports fields, picnic spots, pavilions, and a water park, one can easily spend an entire day exploring this city park.

The newly renovated Joanne Land Parks sits close to the bank of the lake just off of Harrell Parkway. The park features first-of-its-kind equipment, including a Gravity Rail - a swing that glides along a track, speeds to a downward slope, curves up a hill that carries kids up, then down again.  


There are many climbing towers, obstacles, slides, tunnels and more that will appeal to children of all ages.



My group consisted of children ranging in age from 5-13 years old. Impressively, the play structures at Joanne Land Park appealed to all of them, including the oldest. For families with children of all ages, this is a gem of a park as it challenges such a wide range.


There is a half wall built around most of the play area, perfect for parents to sit and watch their children play, however, there is not a lot of shade in this area, so I'd recommend bringing lawn chairs or a blanket to spread out beneath one of the trees for a shaded spot in the hot summer months. One downside to this park is the lack of a fence. Parents, be sure to keep a close eye on your kiddos as the parking lot and lake is within close proximity to the play area.

Restrooms are available on-site. There is also a large parking lot, making it easy to find a space on the busiest of days.

Joanne Land Park
Located in Old Settlers Park
3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.
Round Rock, Texas 78665

Old Settlers Park is home to many festivals, including these upcoming summer events:

Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs -- June 16 & 17, 2017
Frontier Days 4th of July Celebration -- July 4, 2017 (visit on this day and mark off two items on your Summer Fun Checklist!)

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