Nestled in the Norgate Area, right on the Spirit Trail, is Welch Strip Park, also known more simply as Welch Park. This playground is quite shady, so it could use a bit of a power wash, but is otherwise in great condition. And never busy, which I do find quite odd. I would think this playground would be a huge attraction for families in the area, particularly those on bikes / run bikes / scooters / strollers.
Although Welch Park is not large, it does have an abundance of climbing equipment crammed into a compact play structure. We stopped here while biking to have a snack and play for a bit and the kids had a great time!
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