School playgrounds often have some of the best equipment, so we decided to check out the playground at the new Cascades Elementary School. This playground is on the smaller side, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with unique climbing equipment. Summer is the perfect time to visit a school playground, so keep reading to learn more about this great local spot!

Cascades Elementary Playground

The Details

Location Name: Cascades Elementary Playground
Address: 1200 S. Wisner St., Jackson, MI
Why we love it: Brand new playground with a lot of unique climbing equipment
Features: Swings, gaga ball pit, two climbers with unique climbing opportunities, slides, birds nest swing, and a basketball court
Elizabeth’s Suggestion: This playground is quite sunny – bring a hat and some sunglasses!
Toddler Approved? This playground is best suited for bigger kids.
Stroller friendly? Yes
Big Kid Approved? Yes! Big didn’t want to leave!
Full Sun or Shade? Full sun
Restroom? No
Cost? Free
Parking? We parked in front of the school and walked over. Be prepared for a short walk to the equipment. 
Hours: After school during the school year, open hours during the summer. (Remember to be respectful of summer school programs!)
Website: https://www.jpsk12.org/cascades

Closing Review: This playground is perfect for bigger kiddos who love to climb. Be sure to try out the extra tall slide – it is fast! When we visited, we had the whole playground to ourselves, which is a nice break from busy places during summertime. At first glance, you might think this small playground won’t be much fun, but once your kids start climbing, they will not want to leave! Just remember – sometimes schools run summer programs, so playgrounds may be unavailable at various times during daytime hours.

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Cascades Elementary Playground – Jackson, Michigan

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