Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area
The playground at the Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area near the airport in Glen Burnie is great fun—where airplanes fly just overhead.
Also known as Friendship Park, the Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area in Glen Burnie, has an airport playground offers a climbing structure and slides with the added bonus of planes rumbling overhead. It’s an exciting experience for kids and adults!
The kids will love seeing and hearing the airplanes fly by as they play, though when the planes take off they can be quite loud. There are multiple slides, plenty of areas for climbing and tree stumps for hopping from one to the other.
The squishy surface of the play area made of recycled tires gives kids some bounce as they run around.
The BWI Trail passes right next to the playground and is a great spot for a walk or bike ride. The trail starts at the playground and goes through the woods, so there is plenty of shade on hot days. Older kids might want to ride the 12.5-mile trail that circles the airport.
Parking is available next to the playground at the observation area parking lot just off of Dorsey Road.
For more about the observation area and bike path, check out Anne Arundel County’s BWI Trail website.
For more fun playgrounds, check out our list of six of the best playgrounds in Central Maryland.
For other places to bike in the area, check out our list of seven Maryland bike trails fit for the family.