Visit Grove Park Playground
Playgrounds are filled with science and physics - pendulums, ramps, levers, forces, gravity, friction, balance, etc. AAA State of Play does a beautiful job capturing, explaining, and providing wonderful examples of all of these elements on their site. A link to their playground science page is noted below in the related links section. So as you head off to the playground, prepare your future STEM-ologist to become a brilliant expert in physics. Ask him or her to identify all the things they see at the playground that is a part of science...and then ask them how they could make it even better! It's always fun to hear a kids answer to an open-ended science question. Their imagination could make them a nobel prize winner some day!
Grove Park Playground
501 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
The playground is behind the Rehoboth Beach visitor center.
Be advised: There's a farmer's market here every Tuesday (11am-3pm) from May-Oct. Parking is pretty difficult during that time.
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This playground has a mix of sun and shade. There's a lot going on at this playground. Great pavillion to have a bite to eat. Neat equipment. There's also an exercise area like you'd typically find on a good hiking/running trail.