Local Parks and Playgrounds

Fernwood Park

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Michaels Drive, Parking behind the Woods Academy on Greentree Rd. (map)

This neighborhood park has a playground, tennis courts, and ball fields.

The mostly sunny playground is decent, with swings, three slides, some metal and wood climbing equipment and more. It is cushioned with a layer of mulch. There are tennis courts with a practice wall, a soccer field and a baseball field.

Access to the park is a bit odd. The park and planning commission lists the address as Marywood Lane, and although you can get to it from there, it is a small dead-end street with absolutely no parking available. The most obvious way to access it is from Michaels Drive, but the part of the road near the park has no parking between 9am and 5pm. Fortunately, there is also a sign that says you should park behind the Woods Academy at 6801 Greentree Rd. I am unsure about how available the parking lot is during the school day.

The pavilion is available for rental through the Facility Reservation Request Center. Typical of government sites, they don't make it easy.

Detailed park inventory

Playground Equipment

Baby Swings2good
Standard Swings3good
Straight slides2goodBoth are metal
Things to bounce on1goodA duck.
Tunnels1goodElbow shaped.
Climbing apparatus1goodA combination of Metal and wood.
Monkey Bars1goodConnecting two parts of the play structure.


Trash CansYesgood


GrassyesgoodMost of the park is grass.
TreesyesokThere are trees along the edge of the park.
SunyesgoodMost of the time the playground will be in sun. The rest of the park gets full sun.
ShadenopoorMay get some shade from the trees, depending on the angle of the sun.

Sports and Fitness

Baseball diamonds1good
Soccer pitches1good
Tennis courts2good
Tennis practice walls1good


Parking lotyesokParking in the Woods Academy parking lot.

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Playground area
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Tennis Courts
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Ball fields
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