MWR maintains three playgrounds on Fort Benning. Two of these playgrounds are located on main post and completed renovations in October 2020. Both of our updated playgrounds include a new base material and rubber mulch made from 100% recyclable tires.
Russ Pond on main post has two play areas -- one near the parking lot area and the second one across the pond. The playground closest to the parking lot recently doubled in size with our newest updates and features a 9 ft. slither slide. Russ Pond playground also has play cubes and a rock climbing wall for kids to enjoy. Parents can enjoy the pond views on our shaded bench, while monitoring their children at play.
The playground located on Zuckerman Avenue, is the biggest playground MWR Fort Benning maintains. The well-loved play place is wheelchair accessible and includes the whirl and merry-go-round which can actually fit a wheelchair inside. This playground's newest additions include a branch-out canopy, musical toys, a variety of climbing and crawling areas, as well as swing sets and slides. Conveniently located next to one of the MWR Dog Parks, parents can take the little ones and four-legged love ones for an afternoon of fun all-in-one place! More pictures of our playgrounds can be found on our Facebook page here -- connect with us! (hyperlink Facebook URL)
The third playground is located at King's Pond near Harmony Church. It is the perfect place to let the children burn off some energy before or after enjoying the pond. To access the playground, enter Fort Benning through the 8th Division ACP. Take a left at the light onto 8th Division Road and take a left on Hourglass Road. Follow the road for approximately one mile and bear a right onto the tank trail, which will lead to King's Pond.