During the summer, moms across San Diego County start looking for “cool” places to hang out. Apparently shade sails that cover the length of a play structure can cost tens of thousands of dollars, which is why you see so few of them in San Diego County.
We’ve cataloged some of the better places to play when it’s super sunny outside. Check it out!
Mast Park in Santee
Shadow Hill Park in Santee
Woodglen Park in Santee
Lake Poway Park in Poway
Highland Ranch Park in Carmel Mountain
Pioneer Park in Mission Hills
Ward Canyon Park in Normal Heights
Lake Murray Playground in East County/Mission Trails
I think I’ve saved the best for last. This beautiful, shady, modern park was conceived of by moms like you and me who took it upon themselves to raise the funds to renovate their neighborhood park. You can read all about the Lake Murray Playground Project here. If it inspires you to improve your community park, please let us know!
Know of a shady park that didn’t make this list? Let’s get it up. Just email your suggestion (and photo if you have one) to firstname.lastname@example.org.