Perdido Kids Park

Perdido Kids Park: Hidden Gem for Kids of All Ages
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

For families looking for an off-the-beach activity that allows kids to play outdoors and blow off some energy, the Perdido Kids Park is a perfect choice. The small park is a hidden gem, offering swings, play structures, interactive misters, and even nature features that will interest kids of all ages. A pavilion makes it a fun spot for a party, and parents will appreciate accessible restrooms, the well-kept grounds, stand-alone picnic tables, and benches. 

- The Local Expert Team

Located right off Gulf Beach Highway and just a short distance from the beach, Perdido Kids Park is a popular play spot for locals and visitors alike. The park’s pavilion is perfect for birthday parties and other gatherings, and it’s available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Of course, even if you miss out on the pavilion, there are plenty of picnic tables in the park where you can unpack your lunch and enjoy dining outdoors. 

Kids will love all the play structures available in Perdido Kids Park. Along with swings, play structures for older kids are available as well as feature slides, a pirate ship, lighthouse, airplane, and more. The wooden play area has forts that kids love playing in, so if the weather is nice, kids can play for hours without getting bored. Along with the handy picnic tables where parents can relax, bathrooms are available and are clean and well-kept. The park has a side area for smaller toddlers to enjoy, it’s handicap accessible, too.

Since hot days are common in the area, the park features interactive misters that kids can run through to keep them cool. Parents may want to plan on bringing water-friendly clothing. While there are a few covered areas and a few shady spots, it’s a good idea to bring along plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated, especially on the hotter days. 

For kids who love nature, there’s also a beautiful roped off garden area. Kids can walk through on stepping stones, enjoying the flowers and butterflies that often assemble. A short nature trail is also available, and while houses are close by, it’s still a fun little walk for kids and their parents while they’re at the park. 

Since it’s such a popular spot, you can always expect there to be other kids and parents around. This means it’s a great place to stop if you want to ensure your kids have others to play with as they enjoy the park’s unique play features. 

Insider Tips:
– While Perdido Kids Park is perfect for a party, you’ll need to arrive early to guarantee a pavilion spot because the park is popular for parties and reservations aren’t accepted.
– Have some cash on hand for ice cream because multiple ice cream trucks make the park a regular stop.
– Located near the Naval Aviation Museum, Perdido Kids Park makes a great stop when you’re done at the museum.