With 27 parks in Abilene that cover over 1,000 acres, I knew I had better wear some comfortable shoes for this task. For the sake of this blog I'll clear the air on this, Abilene has playgrounds for young and old alike. and not all the playgrounds have swings, teeter-totters, merry-go-rounds and slides. Some feature water works and/or statuary or large art sculptures and areas that offer a place to relax. There is even a playground for dogs.