We visited Sierra Newbold Playground at Ron Wood Park in West Jordan. This playground is amazing, and it wasn’t busy at all (maybe because it is way out west). This playground is all accessible, has nice new play areas, and is great for all ages.
The Sierra Newbold Playground was built in honor of a young girl who was tragically abducted from her home and lost her life. It was built to honor Sierra, and other children who have lost their lives in tragedies such as this. There is a memorial so make sure to take the time to read the small plaque.
This playground has so much to do. There are tons of slides, lots of spinners, climbing areas, swings, and fun musical instruments, too. We spent a long time checking everything out and our boys had a blast! Sometimes taking the older boys to the playground is difficult. They don’t think slides are as fun as my toddler does, but this park had toys for all ages. The older boys had tons of places to climb, and the three story play area was fun, too. My oldest told me that he loved the ground here. He said it made it easier to run around when we were playing cops and robbers.
The floor, if I can call it a floor, is soft and rubbery. There is no bark and no tire chips. It is smooth and accessible for wheelchairs. One of the perks of this playground is that it is all accessible. And with no bark, the kids can run between the play area and the splash pad without getting bark stuck all over their feet.
There is also a splash pad near the Sierra Newbold playground. The water wasn’t on when we were there in the middle of May, but it looked similar to the Spanish Fork Splash Pad, a flat area with a lot of sprayers. We will have to go back and check it out in the summer. There are also bathrooms, tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, and a pavilion.
The one thing that this playground doesn’t have is shade, so make sure to wear sunscreen, and bring hats and sunglasses.
Sierra Newbold Playground is located at Ron Wood Park in West Jordan. The address is 5900 W New Bingham Highway. We took the Mountain View Corridor to 9000 South. Turned West on 9000 South, and then took the first right onto New Bingham Highway. The park is on your left, and you will take your first left onto 5950 West or Ron Wood Drive.