In the Cayman Islands, we have a variety of playgrounds and public parks. From swings and climbing frames to sandpits, amazing sculptures and volleyball courts, each of the parks have something different to offer. Parks are also very versatile - they can also be used as a place to host parties and other celebrations, as well as to just relax and read a book.
Airport Park (George Town)
Kids and parents alike will get a kick out of watching aeroplanes from this front row vantage point that is adjacent to the Owen Roberts International Airport runway and just opposite the Foster’s supermarket. This large park is full of see-saws, slides, rock mazes and big boulders to climb. There are restroom facilities and cabanas to provide shade. To reserve a cabana, contact the Public Lands Commission and reserve a cabana online. New users must create an account first.
Children's Garden at the Botanic Park
The Children’s Garden at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a magical area for children with its observation tower, grow zone, splashpad, sculptures from Davidoff's concrete sculpture garden, discovery pond and giant bird’s nest sculptures created by Tansy Maki. There are also pathways, a few palm trees - although it would be wonderful to have more shade trees in the future - and a few shade sails. The Garden Club have raised money to build a maze and a sensory garden.The grow zone is a place for Cayman's children to learn about growing vegetables, the importance of bees and other insects, and it allows them to get involved and get their hands dirty.The garden is a great place for children's parties. The park is open from 9am-5.30pm all year except on Christmas Day and Good Friday. For more information on the Children's Garden see here.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a wonderful area in Frank Sound for nature walks, birdwatching, and for viewing the endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguana. There are over 65 acres of tropical flora and fauna, five themed gardens, and much more! Guided tours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Large blue iguanas lounge on the grass while butterflies, birds and agoutis dart between the array of native and exotic plants and trees. For more information, see our Attractions page.
Camana Bay Fountains
The Camana Bay fountains are a fun place for children to play outside and parents can watch while sitting in the shade. The fountains on the Crescent spout water 30ft into the air, much to the delight of children!
A new soft play facility that opened in 2022. Parents will find an inclusive, safe, and fun space for children integrating movement, imagination and play. This multi-sensory soft play facility and event space is suitable for children aged 0-10, Caycubs aims to provide the Cayman Islands with an inspirational and educational area where parents can bring their cubs for hours of fun, excitement, and delicious food. Located in The Grove. Tel: (345) 749 3624. They are open Wednesday-Sunday and Public Holidays from 9am-5pm. The cost for children aged 0-23 months is CI$7.50 per hour and for children aged 2-10 the cost is CI$15 per hour.
Cayman Parrot Sanctuary
Not really a park or a playground but a fun place to meet parrots, agoutis, reptiles and other local wildlife. It has two playgrounds, plenty of shade, restrooms and refreshments for sale. The are open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-4pm and they are open on Public Holidays.
Mastic Reserve & Trail (North Side)
This is an educational trail and is great for older kids and teens. It is the largest continuous area of untouched, old-growth forest in Grand Cayman. For a tour of the trail email: email@example.com or call (345) 749 1132. For more information see the Mastic Trail information on the National Trust's website.
Lil' Monkeys Indoor Playground & Café (George Town)
Located on Shedden Road, Lil’ Monkeys Indoor Playground & Café is an indoor playground designed for children aged six months to eight years, featuring a huge, padded area for toddlers to enjoy, as well as a jungle gym, climbers, kitchen playsets, playhouses and ride-ons. Adults can sit back and enjoy complimentary coffee and wifi while their children play. They also offer snacks and drinks for purchase in the cafe and host birthday parties. Children must wear socks once inside the play area. Tel: (345) 929 5737, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Lil Monkeys.
The following parks have cabanas that can be reserved, free of charge, for parties and events by booking online on the Public Lands Commission website. See this link for registering and booking a cabana.
Public Beach (West Bay Road, SMB)
Along with being one of the most beautiful stretches of Seven Mile Beach, Public Beach has cabanas, restroom facilities, freshwater showers and over three children’s playgrounds. Work is continuing on the new park and family facilities and when completed, the 12-acre park will include shade trees, solar lighting, a vendor area and a biking and walking trail. Also included will be multi-use beach sports areas that will improve Cayman’s ability to host national sporting events.
Scholars Park (West Bay)
As a popular site for children’s parties, this landscaped park is located down Stadium Drive and features a variety of play equipment set in a huge sandpit. Along with shady cabanas and barbecue pits, there are also restroom facilities and sizeable grassy areas.
Dart Family Park (South Sound)
A gift from the Dart Foundation to the Cayman Islands, this seafront oasis is located on South Church Street. Set amidst shady, landscaped gardens are slides, climbing frames, an amphitheatre, gazebos and restroom facilities. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and also houses the offices of the National Trust of the Cayman Islands, which provide information and displays in relation to Cayman’s flora and fauna.
Harold McCoy Sr. (Bodden Town)
Located in Gun Square, next to the historic Mission House, this park has a large playground. A caboose and small Caymanian-style house make it a fascinating cultural experience for both adults and children.
Jerald Smith Park (North Side)
Located on Hutland Road, these landscaped gardens provide a welcoming playground for the North Side community.
Captain George Dixon Park (East End)
Just off of Seaview Road, this community park has all the standard park amenities including slides, swings, climbing frames and barbecue facilities.