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Last Saturday, it was a bright and beautiful day in Chiba. So, we decided to drive a little further, to visit an interesting playground at Kensei Sougou Kouen (県西総合公園), in Ibaraki Prefecture. When we reached there, the sky was so gloomy, it felt like it was going to pour any minute. It did rain the day before so the ground was a little damp. However, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Because of the weather, there was no crowd. We only met a couple of families. At the end of the day, it did not rain at all. God has blessed us with a great time in the park!
The main play structure has beautiful, colourful roller slides that Fireball and Twinkle-Bell went straight for. But it was the series of tunnels that got every one of us excited. It was like going for an adventure, we weren’t sure where it would lead us.
The tunnels surprised us with slides, wobbly staircases, strange structures, a rope web… I was a little girl once more while going through the whole tunnel experience. LOL
Near the last tunnel, there was another roller slide. Roller slides are fun but they do make your bottom sore. Since we are experienced playground explorers (ahem), especially after the bum-ache lesson we had with our first slide of this sort in Misato, we now kept a couple of 100-yen sledges in the car. They come in handy whenever a roller-situation arises.There is also a wide slide nearby. This one was fun!
There is a water play area (水遊び場) in the children playground as well. Currently, it is unkempt but not for long. Summer is almost here. Soon, its water fountains will start splashing, filling the area with with running water and mer-people…
There is a jungle gym at the other side of the park as well as an athletic playground (adjacent to the tunnels) that have play equipments for older kids. Fireball had a blast. His four-year-old sister was only able to do a few on her own. But she had her fun in her own way.
Overall, this is a nice spacious park with plenty to do: flower viewing; outdoor stage performance; barbecue; sports; skating and even some sort of mini golf!
Free / No pets allowed.
Park Opening Hours:
Please check official website (in Japanese).
〒309-1127 筑西市桑山 2818
See access (Japanese website).