Our Favorite Parks
Out of all the things to do in Germantown, one of the highlights is definitely the prestigious parks system. With some of the best parks in the state, it is the goal of the Germantown parks department to create amazing retraction experiences, all while strengthening the community. Accredited in 1996, the Germantown parks department is one of the best in the country. Staffing highly experienced park rangers who’s goal it is to keep every park safe and secure 24 hours a day. It’s not only the rangers job to keep the parks safe, they are also a wealth of information, and can answer almost any question you can think of regarding the flora and fauna of any park in Germantown.
The Germantown park system is host to 9 diverse and beautiful parks. Each on different and unique from the last. One of the most popular is the Bobby Lanier Farm. This small scale replica of a farm show the potential benefits of renewable and sustainable food sources. One of the first parks in the Germantown park system, but still one of the most popular. This park in particular serves to be a great educational experience for any group, especially those studying the environmental impact of a self-sustaining food.
Another unique and truly special park is “everybody’s play house.” This park is not only fun, but it also teaches children a lesson that no matter who someone is, or what disabilities he or she may have, they should all be able to play outside. This playground was created to be intentionally inclusive to children of all physical abilities. Although not yet completely finished, this park is one of Germantown’s favorites and will continue to be improved upon as time goes by. Everybody’s Play House is planned to expand year by year as funding is received, providing a play place for all of the cities children in the great outdoors.
Another park that has received a lot of publicity from the community and local media lately is the Wolf River Nature Area. This extensive seventy acre park is part of the Germantown Greenway and provides an interesting riverside environment. Along with this, this park is a very good educational source for any group. Wolf River Features seven educational stations, all of which are entirely unique. Along with this, it also includes picnic areas, an overlook, and rest areas along with restrooms and water fountains. Wolf River is regarded as one of Germantown’s best parks, and has been an interesting place for people to visit time and time again.
Even seeing the few parks listed here, it is easy to see that Germantown has one of the most well developed and influential parks systems in the state. There are many more parks than are listed here, these are just some of the highlights and most popular parks. Thanks to the continued support by the community Germantown has been able to expand its parks many times in an effort to get everyone outside and into nature.