I primarily write about playgrounds in my own backyard, but I can’t “turn off” my play radar when we are travelling. Regatta Grounds Park is home to Sandcastle Playground which we discovered last summer up in Oregon:
When there’s a heat wave in Salem (102+ degrees!), Oregonians head to the coast. On our recent vacation – we followed them there. We could hardly see the ocean through the fog while enjoying clam chowder and cobbler in Depoe Bay. The thermometer in the car read 58 degrees! Hurray! But by the time we made it to Regatta Park the temps were in the high 60′s and the sun was burning through the fog.
This place was amazing for kids and big enough for the adults to join in. The wooden train was a favorite for all. The views of the lake were amazing and next summer we’ll bring our suits to take a dip in the swimming area. I wish we brought burgers and charcoal – the picnic areas were great and close to the playground. A family was barbecuing and it smelled amazing.
Regatta Park is located off the 101 at NE West Devil’s Lake Road. The turn is across from the Chinook Winds Golf Resort. From NE West Devil’s Lake Road, turn left onto Regatta Park Road. Or take 14th Street off the 101 to the same destination. I suggest studying the map before you get there – it was a little hard to find just going by directions. MAP
Beware of the bathrooms – definitely primitive with no doors on the stalls or place to dry your hands after washing up. Bring the antibacterial gel!
Lots of restaurants and drive-thru coffee off the 101 in Lincoln City.