Ocala, FL

The Lillian Bryant Park in Ocala: Your Tot Will Love the Playground, Splash Pad, Walking Trails, and More!

Amanda Clark-Rudolph

The Lillian Bryant Playground in Ocala, FL, keeps kids (and parents) entertained for hours!

The slide at Lillian Bryant in OcalaPhoto by the author

What we loved:

  • The zip line
  • The short rock climbing wall
  • The splash pad
  • The outdoor exercise equipment
  • The walking paths

What we would have liked

  • I can't think of anything! Lillian Bryant had everything we needed.
The music station at the Lillian Bryant Playground.Photo by the author

The Lillian Bryant Park in Ocala: Your Tot Will Love the Playground, Splash Pad, Walking Trails, and More!

The Lillian Bryant playground in Ocala, FL.Photo by the author

Need to entertain the kids for a day? Visit the Lillian Bryant Park in Ocala! There you'll find three outdoor basketball courts, a playground, outdoor exercise equipment, walking trails, and a splash pad.

And don't forget the public restrooms and the massive parking lot with free parking.

I recently bought my three-year-old son here to meet friends, and we stayed for four hours.

I loved the climbing wall and drums!" Liam, age 3.

As usual, we first visited the playground. My three-year-old was drawn to the prominent structure on the right with a ramp leading to plastic drums and spinning maracas.

I sat on one of the red chairs nearby and watched my little one go to town on the drums and megaphone.

He was also a fan of the quadruple slide, multiple climbing ladders, and the double slide. Tykes also enjoy the short rock climbing wall, spinny steering wheel, and canopy-covered platform.

Next to the play structure is a giant spinning carousel along with an adult elliptical and another rotating device kids can hang off.

The carousel at the Lillian Bryant Park in Ocala, FL.Photo by the author

The Lillian Bryant playground also featuress four traditional swings, two bucket swings, and one old-school metal jungle gym.

In the playground's center, you'll find a toddler double slide and a seesaw.

My energetic kiddo gravitated towards the large, plastic basketball bucket, where kids can throw up a ball (luckily, we brought one) and watch as it comes back down through one of the holes.

He also LOVED the trolley-like zipline - but needed assistance getting on it.

The Lillian Bryant Park's zipline.Photo by the author

Surrounding the playground and throughout the park are plenty of benches and picnic tables - many of which are in the shade. Near the playground, guests can rest under the pavilion that has four picnic tables underneath.

Beside the playground is a large field where you can play games, a baseball diamond, and a walking path that leads to Lily's Pad, a top-notch Ocala splash pad.

Lily's Pad sign in Ocala.Photo by the author

This splash pad boasts a large mushroom-shaped waterfall contraption and lots of sprinklers. Another top feature: The buckets that fill up with water and shower kids with water.

I'm a huge fan of the convenient seating at the splash pad. You can sit under a pavilion at a picnic table, a bench, or - my favorite - at one of the many Adirondack chairs.

Lillian Bryant Park also blew me away with its free wifi and abundance of trash and recycling cans onsite.

Lily's Pad in Ocala.Photo by the author

The lowdown

Lillian Bryant Park in Ocala is a beautiful park with everything a parent needs: Lots of amenities with a playground, splash pad, public restrooms, ample seating, walking trails, exercise equipment, and more.

My 3-year-old enjoyed climbing up the rock steps on the structure and playing with the various drums scattered around the structure.

See ya there!

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Hi, I'm Amanda - a freelancing mama who writes about family, travel, holidays, and more! In addition to freelancing it up, I'm a Content Coordinator for neighborhood magazines. My favorite pastimes: Writing, slurping lattes, and playing freeze tag with my two sons.

Ocala, FL

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