Connor’s Place is a very wonderful playground located in Somers, Connecticut. The playground, built in 2007 through the hard work of a group of local parents, is a boundless playground with many fun areas to explore and play in.
I visited on a beautiful spring day with my almost 2-year-old son and my almost fourteen year old nephew. One was a little too small, the other a little too big. But both had a blast!
The playground is located next to the town’s athletic fields. There is a large parking lot because of this. On the day we visited (a weekday morning), we found plenty of parking. But I could imagine on a day when there are games, it may get crowded. We did not get out to explore the fields but I am told there is a restroom in that area.
What I loved about this playground is that everything was visible no matter where you stood. I could see both kids from the swings, the top of the play area, the bottom of the slide, or sitting on a bench.
Though the playground is designed for school aged children (ages 5 to 12), you find a lot of little ones happily playing while the parents keep a close eye. Though it does have many features meant for the bigger kid, it is very safe for the younger child.
The ground covering is a combination of cement walkway, padded rubber ground cover and mulch. The padded ground is under most of the play area, including parts of the accessible swings.
The playground has two large play sets, two swingsets, two dome climbers, a rock wall, and a sand pit.
Both playsets have monkey bars, slides, climbing tunnels, rock walls, a zipline and a number of other climbing toys. The slides range from short and mildly thrilling to tall, winding and exciting! The tunnels are very fun for little kids to crawl through. My little one had a blast climbing in and out of the tunnels, and sliding down the slides with his big cousin.
The rock wall, zip line and monkey bars are for more advanced players, so my nephew had a good time testing those out.
The two dome climbers were a bit beyond my little one’s expertise level but they did look like fun!
The sand pit was a hit for my little one. While we brought our own toys, they do have cranes that many kids were using to haul and dump sand. I did learn a very important lesson though, suntan lotion and sand don’t go well together! What a mess! Some good advice from my sister afterwards was to let him go in the sand first, then let him run around so the sand shakes off!
Both swingsets have an accessible swing, but only one side has infant swings.
The playground is very sunny, so plan to bring hats and lots of sunblock. There is a shady pavilion and large tree with seating but as we all know, kids will only sit for so long.
The covered pavilion has a number of picnic tables so you can stop and have lunch, then go back to playing. It can be rented out for parties as well.
The playground is next to the road, but it does have a small wooden rail fence enclosing it in. It would be quite the run for a little one, and you would be able to catch up in time. I never felt too concerned at any point that my child would make a getaway.
Connors is a great playground. It is a nice ride into Somers and very easy to find. We visit this playground often for a reason- we love it! It is definitely a playground to add to your must-visit list.
This about sums it up…
96 Fields Road, Somers, Connecticut
Phone: (860) 763-8237
Hours: 8 am to 10 pm
- Stroller Friendly!
- Open playground area, designed for ages 5 to 12
- Swings, including baby swings
- Rubber padded ground/wood mulch/concrete
- Covered Pavilion with picnic tables and trash receptacles
- Benches throughout the playground
- Fenced area
- Large parking lot with plenty of available spaces
- Bathrooms and Changing Station- unconfirmed