This park is not as big as the Prefectural Comprehensive Park in Okinawa City but is plenty big and located right off an expressway exit. Several playground areas are spread out so there is plenty of space for everyone to play. All around the playgrounds are nice shade trees that keep the park cool.
Gibo is the area and “niko niko” means smile, which you will definitely be doing if you visit this park. There are roller slides, tube slides, tarzan ropes, and plenty of playground equipment for kids of all ages.
Aptly named shiosai, “sound of the ocean” in Japanese, this park is located right along the seawall near Senega Island. There are two small playground areas and a lot of wide-open space. There is no shade but the ocean breeze will cool you off. It is harder to access than it looks so check the route carefully.
Crab park is located just to the right as you cross the bridge to Senaga Island. Climb up the crab and slide down. If you get thirsty drink some water from the crab water fountain.
This park has a combination playground, a swing, and a nice lookout. It doesn’t have the crowds you find at the nearby Niji Park, so if you are near the Ashibina Outlet Mall and want a quiet park, check out Aozora Hiroba.
This is one of two smaller parks near the Ashibina Outlet Mall. Like a lot of parks in Okinawa, it is connected to a gate ball court, so there are a lot of benches and shade for when you need a rest.
Niji park is just around the corner from the Ashibina Outlet Mall. This park has just about everything you could want. There is a skatepark next to the playground. There is always a nice breeze and airplanes flying over head.
If you have kids and live in Okinawa you will probably visit this park at least once. This is one of the mega parks that has something for everyone. Big kids can start at the top and move down to the bottom to where the little kids play. The view is great and the slides even better.