Creekside Play Area is the newest addition to the Hogle Zoo. We love our local Utah Zoo, and we love that they are constantly trying to improve and update the grounds. The new playground is located right next to the Lighthouse Point Splash Zone that was added a few years ago. So now when you visit the zoo, you can climb and play while visiting the animals.
The Creekside Play Area is fun for all ages. My boys ages 9, 7, and 3 loved being able to climb on the rocks, and swing on the ropes. The slides were fast and fun, even for the big kids. We played for quite awhile, and none of them wanted to leave.
There are bridges and stairs to play on. There are also rock walls to climb. We really liked that the entire playset looks very natural, almost like rocks in the wild you might find to explore.
The Lighthouse Splash Pad has been at the zoo for a few years, but it’s a fun area to play in, too. Your kids will get wet, so be prepared. Luckily it was a hot day when we were there, so we just slid off their shoes and I told them to get as wet as they dared. Our 3 year-old went all out, while the older two were a little more cautious with the splashing, shooting water. The lighthouse in this area has a huge slide coming down and kids can go down this slide without getting wet.
The other area that was added is a little walkway next to Emigration Creek that runs through Hogle Zoo’s property. You can walk along the pathway and see the river. There are signs that explain about the importance of the creek and teach about the animals in the area. My boys loved the two bridges. One is a rope bridge, and the other is a wooden bridge. Both are fun for running across.
We love the new play area at the zoo. It adds a whole new reason to visit. We can’t wait to go back and play some more.