This post is brought to you by contributing writer Natasha Lee.
Last week Audrey and I happened to visit a park in Nottingham Country in West Houston. It was small, but so charming (besides being a lot of fun) that I really wanted to share this place!
While driving to it and parking my car (parking is on the street steps away from the playground) I was already impressed with the amount of trees in the neighborhood. I’m a big fan of trees. Not only do they provide shade, which is so desirable here in Texas, but they change the whole look of the area, making it so much more peaceful and beautiful. So this playground does have shade if you’re here on a hot day; it also has water fountains if you forgot your water.
Another thing I really liked was the two separate play areas for smaller and older kids. Audrey of course was immediately drawn to the bigger kids area, as she is already two 😉
There are slides, bridges, benches, monkey bars, climbers.
There is also something like a kid-sized Ninja obstacle course (jumping from steps through round stands of different heights, then walking across a bar, then another set of stands and back to steps). She really enjoyed going through it, tightly grabbing both of my hands of course, but she made it through!
The smaller playground would be perfect for crawlers and new walkers. The steps are small and it looks very safe.
The ground is covered with small rocks but if you get a good stick you can draw on the soil underneath. This was Audrey’s favorite part (she’s in her I-love-drawing-on-anything-around-me stage).
There is also a small covered picnic area if you want to have a snack.
If You Go:
- Address: 19300 Wisdom Woods Way, Houston, TX 77094
- Parking: Free on the street