2450 A Avenue Ogden, UT 84401

This is a wood chip based playground at a historical fort reconstructed to look like the 1800s during the mountain man era in Ogden, UT. Park amenities include a small play structure, straight metal slide, metal climbing dome, swings, 18 hole disc golf course, pond with fish, canoe rentals, walking path, camping facilities, replica fort and historical features and restrooms. 

Please note that this park is not city run and is run by Weber County. They may have different rules than the public city parks. While Fort Buenaventura is open to the public, this place used to have an entrance fee. As of July 2019 we learned that there is currently no entrance fee because the fees are being paid by RAMP. If this changes and does require an entrance fee, we will take this out of the list of public (free parks) and note it in the review. 

One of first things you notice about this playground is the tall metal slide. While it may not be very toddler friendly, older kids and metal slide enthusiasts will love this one. 

The playground also features a small play structure and a metal climbing dome in a wood chip area. One of our favorite features about this park is the partial shade on the playground and all the shaded picnic tables that surround the playground. The playground also has 2 swings, 1regular and 1 toddler swing not pictured. 

There is a  pond with fish in it that you can rent canoes by the hour on.  

In Fort Buenaventura there is lots to do including visiting the replica fort and the Trading Post that is open year round on Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Some of the amenities including the camping facilities and canoes are closed from Thanksgiving to Easter. 

This review was provided by kids in our Park Explorer program. We think they did a great job taking the pictures and providing the information. 


- shaded park and partially shaded playground

- quiet and secluded area

- walking path

- historical features


- playground not wheelchair accessible

- metal slide not toddler friendly

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