UPDATED REVIEW OF OAKLAWN PARK, NORTH OGDEN, UT

  1200 E 2500 N, North Ogden, UT 84414


This is a small wood chip based playground located in a sports park between baseball diamonds. Amenities in the park include 2 baseball diamonds, football field, large grass area, uncovered picnic tables under shade of mature trees, half-mile mountain bike trail and restrooms. 


Unfortunately, the least impressive feature of this park is the small play structure. It serves it's purpose to keep children active and near their caregivers while they are watching or playing a sports game, but it does little else. During peak youth baseball season we witnessed probably 20 or more kids trying to play here at the same time. The small play structure and surrounding wood chip area with crowded and chaotic with lines of kids trying to climb or slide. When we visited for the first time to review the park in 2018 my kids were bored within 10 minutes and did not want to return. This playground is not slated for refurbishment or a new structure until 2028 by the city. 


The sports fields at this park are well maintained and groomed. There are 2 full size baseball diamonds and a football field with electronic scoreboard and small bleachers. 


It is of note that the football field has signs posted that animals are not allowed to be on this field. 


A great feature of this sports park is the treelined area in the Northwest corner of the park. To the west of the main parking lot there is a trail that leads you down to 7 wooden long wooden picnic tables shaded by the trees. This area can be reserved here or used if there is no prior reservation. 

There is also a set of stairs west of baseball field 2 that leads you to this area. 


A relatively new feature of this park is the mountain bike trail that was created by an Eagle Scout project in 2018. 


The bike trail is 0.45 miles with a difficulty rating as easy. While we haven't ridden on this yet, a friend frequently takes her 2 kids there starting at around 5 years old and they love it. 


There are 2 small parking lots at this sports park and during baseball season the lots are full and spilling on to the street.  You may want to come a little early if you want a spot to park or park in the nearby neighborhood and walk to the park. There are also clean and regularly maintained restrooms near the playground and sports fields. 

Overall, this is a nice sports park and mountain bike trail, but we wouldn't ever come here just for the playground. 



+ great shaded picnic area
+ half-mile easy mountain bike trail
+ quiet residential area not near any busy streets
+ clean and maintained restrooms
+ two parking lots

- small uninteresting playground
- no inclusive elements to the playground 



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