Looking for a playground suitable for toddlers or young children in Penang Island? There is one at the Penang Youth Park (aka Taman Bandaraya Pulau Pinang or Penang Municipal Park), located opposite the Information Centre (Pusat Informasi). It is in an area in the Penang Youth Park that has less people.
The playground is named “Taman Permainan Mudah Akses” or ”Accessible Playground”. It was actually built for disabled children (OKU – Orang Kurang Upaya), but the playground is also suitable for toddlers/young children. In fact, most of the visitors are normal toddlers/children. So far, I hardly see disabled children visiting the playground, although it was built for them.
The playground has rubberized mat on the ground, so, it is safe for toddlers to run around. It is a good place for toddlers to learn to walk/run and play with slides and climbing nets. Even if they fall down, there will hardly be scratches. With many children going there, especially in the evening, they can mix around and learn to interact.
The playground area is very relaxing, with lots of grass and trees in the surroundings. Part of the Penang Hill provides a nice scenic backdrop. There are also benches where parents can sit, relax and watch their children play.
Refer to the map below for the exact location of the “Taman Permainan Mudah Akses” / “Accessible Playground” at Penang Youth Park (marked Youth Park OKU Center):