When to Visit
I would recommend going on a weekday if you can, early on a weekend or off-
season. We went on a weekday and the playground was not crowded but a lot of
people were at the beach. We may take a trip back in the chillier weather
because I have heard it is very quiet!
About the Playground
Are you in the mood for a daytrip? We took a half-day trip to Sandy Point State
Park. We had a blast at their new playground. It was an adorable nautical
ship/beach theme. Well actually there are two structures. The other structure is a
Our Favorite Part
Our favorite parts of the playground were the fake wave stairs, the turtle, the
“crab shack” and the ship wheel. My favorite part was being able to view the
beach/water from the bench as I watched the kids since it is part of the view. My
children definitely played on the beach theme playground structure more than the
woodsy structure because the theme was unique to what they normally see. The
woodsy playground does have some cool entrances like fake logs and rocks to
It’s All About the Details
This playground is not covered in shade so keep that in mind if you go on a
sunny day. However there was a slight breeze from the water. Don’t go on the
slides if it is a hot day, though!! Also there are a couple benches under a tree.
I really liked that I could see the whole playground at once (good for multiple kids
at once) and felt I could navigate on my own being the only adult for the
adventure. I also found everything super easy to find- parking lot, bathrooms,
beach and playground are all right by the parking lot.
There is another playground closer to the entrance (away from
the beach). We did not have time to visit it but nobody was on the playground
when we drove by.
Sandy Point State Park Playground 1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis MD 21409
Hours: 7am to dusk (except November to January 7am-4pm)
Fee: $4 to get in Sandy Point State Park
Parking: Yes- big parking lot
Picnic Benches: 2 picnic pavilions (first come, first serve unless reserved)
People Traffic: only a couple families on playground but there is a beach right
next to the playground so there can be a lot of traffic on the summer weekends
Nearby Food: Concession stand with food (open 11am-6pm)
Let us know if you have any playground suggestions for us to check out in Maryland via our social media or email email@example.com.
Katrina is a Maryland mom of two toddlers and has become an avid playground
explorer since the playgrounds re-opened during the pandemic. You can follow
along with her visits at @marylandkiddos. She enjoys reading, music and walks
outdoors. Recently she has combined her experience as a parent with her
master’s degree in psychology to launch a new page @connectingwithkatrina,
which aims to connect parents and children to nature and their emotional health
through virtual and in-person guides and classes.