Jaurykla Park is the most modern natural space in Kretinga town. Those who seek for a quiet shelter of nature and those who wish to have active time will live the park of even 10 hectares. Paths of more than 3 km length meander along the playfully murmuring rivulet Jaurykla. Bridges and footbridges over the rivulet meet each person walking along it and information stands attract every curious tourist. Those who get tired can sit down in one of five observation decks from which views pleasing to the eye open. Children will love the park; even several playgrounds are equipped for them. Health and educational paths in the park are adapted to the disabled, an amphitheatre is equipped for different events, bio-toilets are equipped for the convenience of everyone. This park is an ideal place for strolls, games and knowledge of nature. Information stands with picturesquely presented information on plants, bugs, birds are erected in each path.
If the swings and training devices in Jaurykla Park are insufficient, you have a great opportunity to visit the children playground Family Valley. The ground is equipped in the place which is well known to the residents of Kretinga and which is called “gravel pit” (žvyrduobė) (Kęstučio Street, Kretinga) to everyone. The gravel quarry which in ancient times was used for construction of Kretinga town became a leisure area a long time ago. Football has long been plained and pets have been handled there. However, recently the space which is located near a small pond was transformed into a cosy family place. There are children playgrounds, swings, safe and clean environment.
Kretinga is famous for its parks. A space for children is equipped in one of them. Parents with little children will be glad to choose strolls around Pastauninkas Park. This is one of the largest green areas in the town. The park is formed in the former lands of the Franciscan monastery and covers 18 ha area. During the pre-war period, two ponds were formed here by damming the rivulet Pastauninkas. The park is a perfect place for strolls: convenient paths, a lot of benches, beautiful views. There are a lot of wooden sculptures, information stands on flora and vegetation of the surrounding areas and even a insect hotel in Pastauninkas Park. Children, of course, most like the playground in the park. An enclosed ground equipped in the pine forest is a safe and great place for playing, breathing fresh air and familiarising with nature.
Another heaven for children is waiting outside the boundaries of Kretinga town, in the rural tourism homestead “Vienkiemis”. A large space with a mini zoo with small houses near it in the territory of the homestead Vienkiemis. The houses look like houses from fairytales, thus, everyone calls them Dwarf Houses. You can enter the houses, play hide and seek in them. It is a real place where children’s dreams come true.