Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton
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Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton is an amazing park and will definitely give you and your family a wonderful morning or afternoon! Amidst a bounty of tropical plants and shady trees, a huge wooden playground stands, with a splash pad in the middle and gizmos all about. Kids won't believe their eyes! They can run round and round the tunnels and turrets of the wooden castle, testing out each techie station as they go along. There are swings and unique climbing contraptions, plus a giant face that they can walk inside. Tons of families from Boca Raton gather to enjoy the fun, many bringing swimsuits so they can blast each other with the water guns at the splash pad (this is too intimidating for cautious kids).
On the northern corner of the playground there is a lit-up track that lets kids try to outrun a jaguar, tortoise, or elephant, as the lights move at the speed of those animals- it's a blast!
Beside the playground is a beautiful carousel. And near it is the Children's Science Explorium ($5 donation) that has wonderful rotating hands-on exhibits for kids- adults love it just as much! This just rounds out your morning so that you've had a little indoor and a little outdoor time, without having to leave the park!!
Another top playground in Boca Raton is Patch Reef Park, with a ton of playgrounds side by side, where kids are entertained for hours!
Afterwards, have a delicious sandwich at Whole Foods Market, sitting at their outside tables under the palm trees. Or, before you get to the park, have an incredibly yummy warm nutella and strawberry crepe (the other crepes aren't as good) at Juice and Java, and some fresh juicer juice!
For a beach with a coconut-tree lined boardwalk, drive over to Deerfield Beach. To escape the heat, hang out on the couches at Town Center Mall where you can grab a snack at Cafe Gelato Panini.
A fun thing for kids that's twenty minutes away is the shark feeding at Sandoway House in Delray Beach.
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Sugar Sand Park is located at 300 S Military Trl, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
The park is easy to get to because it is next to Highway 95 so there aren't a ton of super-long traffic lights to brave, as is the case when driving to most Florida parks.
Carousel costs $1.
Children's Science Explorium, 300 S Military Trl, Boca Raton, FL 33486, call (561) 347-3913. Hours are M-F 9-6, and Sat and Sun 10-5. Donation of $5 per person. Closed Thanksgiving (fourth Thurs of Nov) and Dec 25.
Juice and Java, 21316 Saint Andrews Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33433, call (561) 852-2230.
Whole Foods Market, 1400 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, Florida, call (561) 447-0000.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.