>> Wednesday, May 18, 2011 – 75024, Archgate Park, baseball, Basketball Courts, christy, Plano, Restroom, soccer, Toddler Play Area, Wood Chip Play Area
- On-site Parking
- Wood Chip Play Area
- Toddler Play Area
- Hike/bike Trails
- Benches, picnic tables, water fountain
- Covered Pavilion
- Restroom (port-a-potties)
|Large play structure rated for 5-12 years|
|Toddler play structure rated for 2-5 years with pavilion, picnic tables, and parking in background|
|Two sets of swingsets separated by covered picnic/tiny stage; 8 regular and 4 baby swings total|
What a Gem!
Reviewed by Christy
Archgate Park consists of 2 separate large athletic complexes housing baseball and soccer fields located south of Legacy off Archgate Drive. The playground area consists of 2 large play structures ranging from ages 2-12 years, swingsets, modern covered pavilion with picnic tables, benches, basketball court, and port-a-potty restrooms located off the parking lot of the playing fields (the larger athletic complex portion has a bricked restroom facility but is not close to the playground).
I must admit I had some trouble locating this jewel. The signage for Archgate park is easy to see, however, if you turn into the first parking area you see, you'll only arrive at a huge, modern athletic complex. You must continue past that first parking entrance, along the curved road, around some trees to reach the second, smaller complex where the playground is located. Honestly I was frustrated with its location until I reached what seemed to be a wonderful oasis! The playground is surrounded by trees on one side and open field on another. It's quietly tucked away so there's little concern for traffic or if you have a runner. I felt completely confident being at this park with 4 kids 4 and under by myself! The play areas are rated appropriately for the specified ages and there's a lot of neat/unique structures you don't find at your typical playground (see above faux rock features and climbing structures). There are 3 schools nearby (elementary, middle, and high school) so many kids pass along the hike/bike trail to this wonderful park on their way home from school. If you have younger kids and don't want a crowd, just head to this park for a nice morning or lunchtime playdate. Obviously it will be crowded on game days and weekends. Don't miss this pleasant oasis; it's a definite stop on your playdate list!