The Best Shaded Playgrounds In and Around Lakeland

Shaded Playgrounds in Lakeland

Here in Lakeland we are blessed with some amazing parks and playgrounds for families to enjoy for FREE. In the heat of summer (and early fall… and usually spring too…) we know that a shaded playground is the KEY to making a trip to the park last more than 15 minutes.

Lakeland Mom went on a hunt to find the best playgrounds in Lakeland with shade to inspire you with new parks to explore! None of the playgrounds are completely covered, but if they had benches for mom and dad in the shade, a large portion of the playground equipment in the shade, or big trees to provide shade at some point during the day, they MADE OUR LIST!

We also know that fenced in playgrounds are important for many families, and someone ALWAYS needs to go the bathroom within 5 minutes of arriving, so look for notes on restrooms, fences, and pavilion rentals below. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes since all of these playgrounds are mulch, and don’t forget to bring water.

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The Rotary Playground in Hernando's Landing at Lake Parker Park

Rotary Playground Lakeland Lake Parker Sign
Rotary Playground Lake Parker Lakeland Pirate Ship
Rotary Playground Lake Parker Lakeland Treehouse
The Rotary Playground in Hernando's Landing at Lake Parker Park

Christina Park

Christina Park Lakeland Playground 3
Christina Park Playground
Christina Park Lakeland Playground 2
Christina Park
500 County Road 540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813

Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny

Fletcher Park Lakeland Playground
Fletcher Park Lakeland Playground 2
Fletcher Park Lakeland Playground 3
Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny

Dobbins Park & Playground

Dobbins Park Lakeland Playground
Dobbins Park Lakeland Playground 4
Dobbins Park Lakeland Playground 3
Dobbins Park & Playground

Horney Park

Horney Park Lakeland Playground
Horney Park Lakeland Playground 3
Horney Park
205 E Poinsetta, Lakeland, Florida 33803

Loyce Harpe Park or Carter Road Park

Loyce Harpe Park Lakeland Playground
Loyce Harp Park Lakeland Playground
Loyce Harp Park Lakeland Playground 2
Loyce Harpe Park or Carter Road Park

While this playground isn’t in Lakeland, it was mentioned by multiple Lakeland Mom readers as a local favorite and worth the drive!

Auburndale Downtown City Park

Auburndale City Park Playground Downtown
Auburndale City Park Playground
Auburndale Downtown Park Playground
Auburndale Downtown City Park
119 West Park Street, Auburndale, Florida 33823

Prefer a playground in the air conditioning? Check out Funtasia at Family Fun Center!

Check out a full list of playgrounds in our Directory.
Have a favorite local playground? Leave us a comment below!