Playground Buddy is an app that helps you find playgrounds!
-Access a worldwide database of over 200,000 playgrounds
-Search for playgrounds near you, across town, across your country and across the world!
-Easily get directions to the playground of your choice
-See a street view of playgrounds before you visit (where available)
-Share playground details and location with others, even to those without the app
-Create and save a playground favorite list
-Add new playgrounds for the benefit of others
-Add photos of playgrounds for the benefit of others
We've updated the user interface to be more user friendly for viewing and updating playgrounds. In addition, you can now add and search on more features in a playground, such as monkey bars, climbing walls, water access and accessibility items!
Ratings and Reviews
Almost 2 years of trying multiple apps, asking neighbors, and exploring were almost useless in comparison to the first few days of running Playground Buddy. Wherever I am, the application maps nearby playgrounds accurately, allowing me to have more fun with my kids. The only reason this did not get the full five stars was because the ads on the bottom are very sensitive and will activate when trying to enter parking and special notes on 'favorite' playgrounds. This happens often enough that I've stopped bothering to add those two categories, usually just marking it as a favorite and moving on...
All the data I’ve entered is gone!
Edit: When I go to favorites, the info is missing. If I go to the park on the map, the data is there. A link is missing somewhere but the data is there.
I’ve been a huge supporter of this app ever since I found it and promoted it to all my mom friends. After the last update, all the parks I’ve thoroughly updated are missing the data! The date of my update and the park name is there, but the photos and all the details are gone! Park season is approaching again soon and I was looking to decide which parks to go to. I’m so upset! All my hard work is gone. I hope it’s on your servers for the next (hopefully soon) update or I’m done. I’m sorry.
Great interface, Great idea!
Playground Buddy is simple to use and the interface contains helpful information. There's a place for photos and comments about each playground, including check boxes that note if the playground has a play structure, sandbox, slide, swings, restrooms, etc. As the parent of a toddler, I particularly like that there's a place to note if a playground has special toddler swings.
I can see how this app will be invaluable when traveling with kids.
If your area is blank, it just means that no one has started entering playground there yet. The app is free, so it would be great to have more contributions!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.