Fun in the Sun at Kirkwood Adventure Park

Get ready to fill a summer day with outdoor fun at Kirkwood Adventure Park, a 212-acre campus located in nearby Wilmington, Ohio.

Kirkwood Adventure Park is welcoming individuals and groups out to experience their newly renovated facilities in the summer of 2021.

Kids having fun in the lake at Kirkwood Adventure Park
The AquaGlide Obstacle Course on the lake

What can you expect to find at Kirkwood Adventure Park?

There’s all kinds of outdoor adventure here – from the lake to the treetop climb to games stretching across the expansive lawn.

A view of the slides at Kirkwood Adventure Park
another view of the water obstacle course

We started our day off with some water fun on their large lake. They have a multi-part floating obstacle course where you can swim, climb, and slide to your heart’s content. Or bounce on the floating trampoline!

Overview of the lake and chairs at Kirkwood Adventure Park

Catch some rays or simply relax in one of the lounge chairs that line the lake on one side. Choose your spot in the sand or in the grassy lawn. They even provide sun umbrellas to give you some shade.

The hilly slope helps to provide you with a good view of the lake, regardless of your spot.

The beach at the lake found at Kirkwood Adventure Park

Anyone who goes into the water is required to wear a life jacket. They provide the life jackets and have a large variety in all kinds of sizes – kids to adults. They had a person to assist you with this while we were there. That person helped get the perfect fit and to secure the jackets once on.

Life jackets and the patio at Kirkwood Adventure Park

What else can we do?

The outdoor fun goes well beyond the lake. You can grab something to eat at the lodge’s “Mama’s Kitchen” and enjoy it under the pines (or on the concrete patio near the Lodge).

Be sure to check out the Canopy Trail – an overhead walk through the trees. This cool and shady spot was a welcomed addition to a sun-filled day for us!

NOTE: The Canopy Trail was open when we visited but their site says “temporarily closed” (as of 7-22-21) due to damage from storms/severe weather.

The kids played a quick game of basketball after spending the day on the lake and climbing through the treetops. For us, that was enough. We were BEAT and headed for home. There’s plenty more to explore there though…

Be sure to enjoy these other outdoor adventures!

  • a mini Frisbee Golf Course
  • a basketball court
  • volleyball
  • lawn bowls
  • bocce ball
  • spike ball
  • one-of-a-kind castle corn hole

And coming soon – a splash pad! They’re also working on a family RV Park and Campgrounds!

Find a map of Kirkwood Adventure Park here

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Questions you might have about Kirkwood Adventure Park:

Do they have indoor restrooms?
Yes, they do have indoor restrooms and the facilities are great. You’ll find a large lounging area (perfect for nursing moms), restrooms, and a separate changing room. The changing room has lockers in case you’d like to store anything up during your visit.

Can I change out of my wet clothes while I’m there?
When you’re done, you’ll be happy to know they do provide outdoor showers – perfect for washing off that last bit of sand. You’ll find them just beyond the cafe, close to the restrooms. They a large changing room and restrooms in the building right behind the showers.

Outdoor Showers at Kirkwood Adventure Park

Can I bring in my own food?
Kirkwood Adventure Park does not permit outside food and drinks, coolers, or grills. Exceptions include: snack sized items, bottled water, baby food and formula, and items essential to an individual’s health and medical wellness.

You can purchase food, snacks, and drinks onsite.

Are pets welcome?
Only service animals are permitted on the grounds.

Is there a fee for individual admission?
Yes, individuals are $15/day. The real bargain is a season pass for just $20! Children 3 years and under are free. Parking is free.

Is there a deal for groups?
For 2021 only, pre-scheduled groups can book and receive free admissions and extras. Please note, reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours prior to the requested date of your visit. Visitors may only schedule one free visit per group member for the 2021 season.

Do I need to make a reservation or buy online first?
Their site says “Walk Ins Welcome” for individuals. If you’re visiting as a group, reservations are required.


Kirkwood Adventure Park is located at 5719 W. State Route 73, Wilmington, Ohio

Kirkwood Adventure Park is powered by Matthew 25: Ministries, a federally registered 501(c)(3) international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion.
Learn more about Matthew 25: Ministries here.