Most of the time you spend in New Horizons is outdoors.
And I can’t think of a better outdoor space to spend time in than an amusement park.
There are many different types of parks out there. You can play, relax and enjoy nature.
It can be difficult to choose what kind of park you would like to have on your island. But here are some great ideas to get you started with some outdoor community places.
25chess in the park
Does anyone else rememberthis Pixar shortof an old man playing chess with himself in the park? That’s the vibe I get with this idea.
And you don’t need a huge space to achieve this. Just select a small spot near the water with some shady trees.
The white iron garden chairs and pansies table make great park furniture. Perfect for setting up a chess table and playing this mythical game.
Of course, you also need to buy a chessboard.
The stone in the pond is a nice touch as it adds a beautiful landscape while you play!
24Japanese inspired park
If you have a beautiful bamboo forest on your island like I do, consider turning it into a park.
Clearly, for this idea you need amonteof bamboos on the edge of the park.
You would then further fence the area off with an imperial fence, which can be made of iron.
You’ll also need to craft a stone table and some stone benches with… you guessed it, stone.
Plus, make some of your favorite Japanese-style and bamboo DIY items, like the bamboo noodle house and slide (one of my favorites).
Finish off the area with some tiki torches, which can be made out of wood. And now you have a relaxing park witha true Japanese island aesthetic.
23park night hall
Here’s a park idea that comes to life at night, as the various light bulbs create this eerie glow.
Start by creating a hole in the middle of the park area, which you’ll need to do before carving a level around the hole.
In the hole you would place a moon, which is made of star fragments, and some frozen pillars made of snowflakes.
I think placing the floating biotope planters and hyacinth lamps on top of the pillars is a great way to decorate the place.
I also like the restaurant’s frozen counter and neon, which doubles as a bar area of sorts. It really ties the scene together as a late night hangout.
Many ACNH players buildyour own gymat home But maybe working out in the park is more your thing… so why not try an outdoor gym?
This simple idea mainly requires you to buy a bunch of exercise equipment at Nook Shopping and then set up different workout stations.
I like that this player puts in some custom layouts for exercise mats to clearly establish each season.
Some of the items you’ll want to invest in are a climbing wall, punching bags, a pull-up bar rack, a weight bench, and a speed bag.
You can also do some kettlebells and dumbbells for other training options.
I’ve also seen people setting up mini basketball courts, so feel free to include different sports in your park’s gym as well.
21shakespeare no parque
There are lots of things you can do at the park, like putting together plays for the whole community!
Select a wooded area for your park and create your scene.
You can create tree supports, hedges, and mountains out of hardwood and softwood to create a backdrop for this area of the stage.
Next is the seat. You can do this simply by laying out some paths and placing hay beds, which can be created from bushes.
Then dress up in the best outfits like the Scale Armor Suit or the Prince Robe and you’re ready to put on a good show!
20duck pond park
I’ve seen a lot of duck pond ideas in my time.
Each one is definitely unique, and this one stands out because it definesthe complete arealike a park to feed the ducks.
Start by selecting a lake on your island orcarving awherever you want.
Then create a bunch of wooden ducks and customize them to have various color patterns. Then scatter them around your pond.
You will also want to create a wooden log bench and wooden log stool as a place to sit.
Although the lumber sign is for this player’s nearby post office, I think making a sign that says “Feed the Ducks” or “Don’t Feed the Ducks” could be a nice finishing touch.
I love those park squares overlooking the water. They make a cute hangout or chillout area in a busy city.
This player made a custom square stone path layout that I think works really well as a path to the area.
To make something similar, just craft some iron garden benches to sit on and buy a Nook Miles park clock and drinks machine too.
I really appreciate the addition of the remote control helicopter, electric scooters and trike.
These items really make this playground feel like people are already having fun and enjoying the sun!
My days working with elementary school students made me miss being little enough to play in the schoolyard without being awkward.
If you feel the same, create this playground on your island!
Start by making a small plot area. Another idea might be to create (or download) a custom mulch design for a little more realism.
You will definitely also need some custom designs to set up hopscotch and other chalk designs.
The rest of this layout consists mainly of purchasing various items such as a park clock, a playground, a playground, and a tricycle.
amoa good maze.
As long as it’s not the maze from The Shining, I think a garden maze could be a fun addition to your island.
To design this for your park area, start by setting up the center and building outward. So first you will need to create a fountain with some stones.
Then add some iron garden benches to sit on by the fountain.
I like the addition of the shimmering paint, as if there’s an artist busy working on this beautiful scene.
In fact, all that’s left is to place a bunch of hedges along the outside to create the maze. I wouldn’t complicate it too much, or it might create traffic issues.
I actually did it once and it wasn’t fun.
sixteen.spooky park cemetery
While it might not be the liveliest scene, this cemetery idea is a beautiful resting place.
The spunky statue is a good central starting point here, along with the garden bench.
And you can use some custom stone pathways to set up the royal tombs.
The last thing you need is to create some western-style stones and arrange them in neat rows to properly honor the departed.
Maybe he imagines that each of the tombstones is for a villager he kicked out or something.
15.cherry blossoms in the moonlight
Let’s be honest:
Cherry blossoms always give to somelindoscenography at ACNH.
And this park design uses a few simple features that, when combined, create a relaxing sight.
I find that scouting the area makes it look super tidy, so start by placing a brick path and hedges around the perimeter.
Then create some iron garden furniture such as mini tables, chairs and benches. The white color complements the pink trees here very well.
And the moon in the center can be created from star fragments. I bet it looks even more impressive inthe true moonlight!
When you get a large group of friends together, it can be a lot of fun to organize a barbecue in the park.
And the same goes for Animal Crossing!
Start by setting up a small area of your island with a brick fence.
Then create some bamboo benches and buy some outdoor tables to create a nice seating area.
You’ll also want to buy a clay oven, grill, and build a brick oven to have a variety of cooking spots for everyone.
Finish off the area with a few kitchen items like the unglazed ceramic set, a cutting board, and a soup kettle. You are now ready to dig!
13museum entrance park
Sometimes it’s not so much what you use in an idea, but where you put it.
This idea creates aimpressive entranceto Blathers’ Museum that you can easily duplicate.
First, place some stone pathways and add some custom flower designs to liven up the pathway.
Then make a stone fountain and display it as a beautiful centerpiece for this museum park.
Also, you’ll want to make some iron park benches for museum patrons to sit on. After all, it is a park.
Once this is done, showsome of your favorite statuessuch as the beautiful statue and the athletic statue. But look at the statues that you like the most. After all, it’s your park.
if you have something leftfestive decorations, so maybe creating this amusement park is the right way to go.
You’ll want some Festivale garlands and balloons to start. They can be obtained from the Pave during Festivale, so hopefully you’ve saved yourself some feathers.
You’ll also want to pick up a Teacup Ride from Nook Miles, as well as a Colorful Wheel from Nook Shopping for some fun rides.
I like the addition of the Statue of Liberty andthe pagodato give this place an international feel.
Note: Both items can be obtained from Gulliver.
I also think leaving a good amount of open space is smart. That way, everyone can join in on the carnival fun!
11movie night in the park
One last activity that can be fun for everyone at the park is a movie night.
To make this area, set up a few simple panels and customize them to display your favorite movie. It could be the credits shown or getting creative with that night’s feature.
Set out some personalized picnic blankets and throw away some throw pillows so moviegoers have comfy seats.
Then spread out some other items like a ukulele, a pile of books, and a set of essays to liven up the scene. Everything that fits a park theme.
And for another fun idea, add a popcorn machine in addition to the infused water dispenser so everyone has snacks.
If you have a lake left over on your island for whatever reason, try creating a small park island like this one in the middle.
It’s made up of some pretty typical items like park benches and a fountain, all of which can be crafted.
The key to this design is in the foliage.
The flowers, bushes and trees really make this scene bloom (pun intended).
I also like the use of red and white windflowers, and the pink bushes complement these two colors very well.
9.Weed covered playground
If you like flowers, this is the park design for you.
As you can see, the flowers here areabundant.
However, you’ll want to start by assembling the various playground elements right on the border between grass and sand.
This includes mountain biking, horseback riding, public bench and playground.
When planting the flowers, you must carefully intersperse the pink with the vast white field.
If you have another color scheme you like, go ahead and use that. But you can’t deny that these pinks and whites are stunning!
8.peninsula study area
Your island’s peninsula can sometimes feel like wasted space. I recently turned mine into asmall stargazing area.
However, you can easily turn yours into a perfect mini-park for studying.
To build it yourself, plant some trees at the back of the area. Then place some custom made picnic blankets in front of the trees.
Then create a log dining table and set up some vintage chairs for your study session.
Lastly, you’ll want to buy some fun study supplies like an essay set, chessboard, whiteboard, and typewriter.
Now read those books while enjoying the beauty of nature.
7.Roadside picnic area
Sometimes when you are on a long journey you need to find a stop to rest and have a nice picnic.
And you can do that in Animal Crossing too.
Start the layout of this park by setting up some custom paths that actually look like a street.
Be sure to leave a small section of grass at the side of the road and put a fence around the border.
Then throw in some more custom designs in the form of picnic blankets and throw in some cushions to sit on.
The light poles and wooden shop sign are also nice touches, making this area feel like a real park.
6.Falls National Park
The main focus of this park is not the items, butthe characteristics of the waterfallyou will have to carve into the ground.
These waterfalls are small and honestly oddly shaped. But nature is not always in perfect order.
After finishing carving the desired waterfalls, we can move on to the design of the park area.
You’ll want to lay out some custom stone pathways to start.
Some items you’ll want to add are a camp sign, a spunky statue, and some garden lanterns.
Be sure to put in some cedar trees as well. May you have a little shade to enjoy this natural beauty!
5.mini soccer field
I find the fact that this isn’t a full-size football field, but more of an alley dirt field, quite charming.
Once you’ve laid out some dirt paths, you’ll also want some custom layouts to set up the field borders.
Then purchase a Nook Miles Football Goal, Public Bench, Playground Gym, Beverage Machine and Snack Machine to install on your field.
I think the most important factor in bringing this dirty field back to life is letting some weeds grow in the dirt.
Oh yeah, and you’ll want to buy a soccer ball. It’s kind of important if you want to play football (or football if you’re not American).
4.children’s amusement park
One of the most interesting types of parks is the amusement park.
While I don’t expect you to make a coaster for your island (although I would be very impressed if you did), there areother attractions at your disposal.
For example, the Teacup Tour is now available for purchase from Nook Miles.
So why not take this into a custom park design?
I love the use of some custom paths here and the springy rides to create a carousel of sorts.
The booth and cotton candy machine also make great amusement park concessions.
Finally, you can now customize some standing characters to turn them into any fun character you want.
And maybe even consider merging that into a theme too. Do I hear the makings of a medieval fair in the park?
While I’ve seen a lot of dog park designs in New Horizons, I truly believe that simple is the way to go.
To do it yourself, set aside a small grassy area with field fencing. And if you prefer to put a little soil like in the photo, do it.
Then create a garden bench and plant some trees for shade.
What you really want to add here are some dog toys, dog houses, toy boxes, and pet food bowls.
Anything dog-related has to go to the dog park, right?
All of these items are available at Nook Shopping, so save those rattles for puppy fun.
2.park behind a building
If you live in the city, you probably have some kind of backyard that looks like a rundown park.
While not the most visually appealing scene, it is a creative idea for the park.
I like this player’s use of custom grass and flower paths on the ground. It gives the place a run down look.
Be sure to plant some trees of all types around your area as well. I honestly like the fact that some of the trees are in different stages of growth as it shows the plants in the park in the process of growing.
The final touch is to add many simple panels in the background, customized to look like the buildings in your city.
No kidding, my island song is the Jurassic Park theme.
So naturally, this idea had to be my number one choice.
I’ve seen many attempts to create a kind of prehistoric park. But only this player had the guts to create the Jurassic Park logo to proudly display in their entryway.
So if you can recreate that, definitely do it.
Next, you’ll want to craft a stone archway (which requires 90 stones) and a stone fence to create the entrance and boundary of the park.
What you probably like the most here are all the dinosaurs. Then choose your favorite dinosaurs like Quetzalcoatl, Brachiosaurus or Ankylosaurus. Whatever you want.
And then proudly display your fossil finds throughout the park.
If you’ve seen Jurassic Park, you know that creating this design might not be the smartest idea. But as far as custom parks go, this one is by far the most amazing!