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!

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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.
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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