This park is 10 min from west gate and 20 min from east gate by car. You can see the parking on the photo of the map of the park. It is about 25 min bike ride from west gate. Quiet neighborhood, really interesting houses, not many cars passing so you actually get to enjoy nature without all the noise. Small enough for a 2 year old to walk all around it and big enough to find many beautiful spots to take photo. Perfect for your D.I.Y family portrait. There a 7/11 close by, so you can grab a lunch and have picnic. The park has a playground with a sandbox to play in. Bathrooms can also be found at this park as well. ~ Kalina Bojkova, August 2019.
New in 2013, there is a playground that can be seen from Route 16 before leaving Fussa. It is a bit convoluted to get to, but it is very close to the base and well worth the trip. There are tall, enclosed climbing structures that have imagination games written all over it. There is a zip line and a great tire swing. Put kids in clothes that they can get dirty because the ground underneath is just hard packed dirt. There are bathrooms and a water fountain where kids can clean up if needed. Playground GPS Coordinates: 35.72393, 139.342065. Parking lot GPS 35.722589, 139.343171. DIRECTIONS: Leaving Fussa Gate, turn left onto Route 16. At the end of the Yokota fence line, where Route 16 curves right, exit toward Route 7 but don’t turn left onto Route 7. Instead go straight through the first light toward Haijima Station. There is a paid parking lot straight ahead. Park and this metal barrier will raise to trap your car. Pay at the kiosk to get out. From this parking lot it is an easy walk under Route 16 to the playground. – Alexandra Winkler & Sarah Straus, June 2013. Interested in another Fussa Playground? Try the Fussa Roller Slide Park or the playground on the Tama River Trail.
This is a small roller slide park, great for an hour of play just outside the supply gate. There is a play structure leading up to two roller slides. Tall cherry trees provide shade. Above the slides there is a nice place to sit and eat a snack. There are bathrooms. GPS 35.73433, 139.33611. Directions: One option is to park on base at the supply gate and walk. The park is just 600 meters from the gate with sidewalks on either side of the street. Head straight out the Supply gate onto 7. Continue across the train tracks and turn right just after the blue pedestrian bridge. The park will be on your right. If you drive, follow the same directions as above. I’ve seen people park along the street in front of the park, however, for parking information see the comments below. -Sarah Straus, October 2012, updated Dec 2013. Looking for another playground in Fussa? Try Fussa Playground.