Maehara Park l Okinawa Hai!

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER OLSEN

Maehara Park l Okinawa Hai!
Do you have children that all prefer different types of slides but lack the energy to park hop all day? Relief is in sight; this park is for you!

Maehara Park l Okinawa Hai!We discovered this park a few months ago and my boys love it! This park is located in a quiet neighborhood in Urasoe.  This is a fun park to enjoy a quiet afternoon as it is not on a main road. The park is also small enough that it is easy to watch the children from one area if they are all playing in different areas of the park.

There is a small field in the front that I have generally seen used for baseball.  There are two playgrounds for the older and younger kids.  My little one got a kick out of the playground looking like a train.

The main slides are positioned on a hill; one smooth cement slide and one metal slide. The metal slide has a bridge that leads over to it, with the bathroom beneath it.  No slide sleds needed here!  The slides are already pretty fast.

There is a basket on a pole behind the slides that is a ball toss game.  There are some shade areas and benches, but not too many.

Remember to pack along a blanket, baseball gear, sand toys and multipurpose ball.  Street parking only.

Maehara Park l Okinawa Hai!

Directions: From Camp Kinser, exit out gate 4. Go straight through the Faraoh light. The road will T-intersect at a stoplight on the 153 above Arin Krin. Turn right. Turn right at the 2nd light. This will be the 251. When on the 251, after you pass the first stoplight, turn left on the next street.  The park will be on your left.

From Foster/Kadena, go south on the 58 towards Naha. When you come to the bridge by the A&W, stay in the far left lane to go next to the bridge. The lane leading up to it turns green as you approach the bridge.  Turn left at the light that is at the other end of the bridge. Arin Krin is also on this corner. Turn right at the 7th stop light. This will be the 251. When on the 251, after you pass the first stoplight, turn left on the next street.  The park will be on your left.

Note: It is difficult to get to this area from the 330, so I don’t advise going that way!

Google Map Points: 26.254510, 127.721503

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