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Benbrook, Texas: Giant Robot Playground

The highlight of this vintage playground is its three-level cybernetic slide, with chutes for arms.

Dutch Branch Park

Address:
1899 Winscott Rd, Benbrook, TX
Directions:
Dutch Branch Park. I-20 exit 429A. Drive south on US Hwy 377/Bendbrook Blvd for a little over a mile. Turn left at the stoplight onto Winscott Rd, then make first right into the park. The playground is at the back end of the parking lot.
Admission:
Free
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Robot slide.

Giant Robot Playground

Restrooms are there, but you have to find them. Great playground! Awesome stop when traveling.

[Hilary Wilkie, 07/10/2018]

Kids: those aren't poop chutes.

Robot Playground.

Giant Robot Playground

It's a heavy metal robot park, also a good old time playground. In the older section, everything is made of metal and has numerous layers of thick paint. They have the classic lunar lander painted in mod colors, the giant bug eyed beetle, geodesic half dome monkey bars, the gratuitous human powered spinning wheel, and the greatest giant of the all....the Robot slide.

The robot slide has three levels. Climb in through the bottom to the first level which is very similar to the holding cell that I was but in during spring break many, many years ago. The 2nd level is where you can access the arm slides, and the third level you can actually get into the command center of the robot. Unfortunately, the 3rd level has been closed off due to rust damage to the robots lower jaw. The park has been modernized with rubber tire mulch and also has a wooden fort structure that you see at many new parks.

I highly recommend, especially if you have kids. Also nearby is the Benbrook lake dam; many sea fossils can be found in the dried up spillway. The Vernon Castle Crash Site is about 6 blocks away.

[Cory Lenger, 05/28/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Vernon Castle Crash Site MemorialVernon Castle Crash Site Memorial, Benbrook, TX - < 1 mi.
Texas Civil War MuseumTexas Civil War Museum, Fort Worth, TX - 7 mi.
Giant CowGiant Cow, Benbrook, TX - 5 mi.
In the region:
21-Foot-Tall Origami Pegasus, Irving, TX - 33 mi.

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