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Inside Hyattsville’s nature-themed playground oasis you may have missed

Hyattsville has a tree-covered playground that’s easy to miss if you don’t live nearby.

Deitz Park, located at 4100 Oliver St. in a wooded section of historic Hyattsville, has no parking and is at the end of a small path, making it easy to drive by without noticing.

But the park is definitely worth a visit for families with young children who want to burn some energy without burning up. (Although you may want to bring bug spray.)

The park is surrounded by tall old trees with lots of green lawn, a covered pavilion and picnic tables for lunch. The playground is closed on three sides, making it easier to keep an eye on smaller children.

There is also a small path around the playground, making it a good place to learn to ride a bike.

The playground, which was redesigned a few years ago, is not divided by age, but by nature areas, including activities designed to look like rocks, trees, spiders, ants and mushrooms. There are also some higher climbing structures.

To access the park, use the walkway on Oliver Street between 41st and 42nd Avenues that leads behind the Queensbury Park apartment complex.

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