Ocala, FL

Climb the Tractor Play Structure and Ride the Carousel Swing at the Market Playground in Ocala

Amanda Clark-Rudolph

Visitors will enjoy the Market Playground's convenient location, tractor theme, and the carousel swing, of course!

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The tractor themed playground at Market Park in OcalaPhoto by the author

What we loved:

  • The carousel swing
  • The close proximity to the splash pad and market.
  • The triple water fountain with a short and tall water fountain as well as a water bottle filler.

What we would have liked:

  • A fence without gaps. (Tots can escape the wooden fence surrounding the playground.)
  • More shade

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The play structure at Market Park in Ocala.Photo by the author

Check out the Tractor Play Structure and Ride the Carousel Swing at the Market Playground in Ocala

The Market Playground lives up to its name and is located near the Ocala Downtown Market at SE 3rd St & SE 3rd Ave, Ocala, FL 34471.

Donated by the Ocala Downtown Business Alliance Inc, this tractor-themed pocket playground in Ocala's downtown is one you won't want to miss.

(Not to mention it's a hop skip and a jump to the Citizen's Circle Splash Pad.)

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The view from the Market Playground in OcalaPhoto by the author

The main playground structure resembles a John Deere tractor, and drew in my three - year- old preschooler.

He navigated the little ladder and steps with ease. My munchkin also enjoyed the double slide, steering wheel, and platform with a green canopy.

My energetic kiddo had a blast on the twisty slide and playing on the side of the structure with a rotating gear.

Oh, and don't forget the springy horse!

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The carousel swing at the Downtown Ocala Market playground.Photo by the author

But the highlight of the park for us was the three-seater carousel swing that spun around in circles. Note: I definitely got my exercise pushing three kids on that thing, LOL! So parents bring your muscles.

Some kids sat, and some daredevils stood on this equipment that reminded me of the Disney World trapeze swing (but at a much smaller scale).

Out of all the playgrounds in Ocala, I’ve never seen a carousel swing quite like it!

This crazy swing rocks!" Liam, age 3.

Other highlights nearby: Beside the playground are three charming chicken-shaped bike racks and beautiful graffiti art on the wall of the building across the street.

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The chicken bike racks near the Ocala Downtown Market.Photo by the author

The playground occasionally gets power washed for cleanliness (see below).

Other observations about Market Park in Ocala, FL

  • Towards the back of the park is a large bench swing.
  • Surrounding the park are also two trash bins.
  • The bulk of the park is out in the open, but you can find a few shady trees towards the edges.
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The Market Playground sign.Photo by the author

The lowdown:

The Market Playground in Ocala, FL, provides a sweet escape for families. Whether you're touring downtown, buying snacks and crafts at the Ocala Downtown Market, or in need of simplicity and fresh air, this Ocala pocket playground has got you covered!.

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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