Category: parks

NC Museum of Art Park: NCMA Pig

NC Museum of Art: Pig

The NC Museum of Art recently added the first of two new installations to its park. A large, interactive pig sculpture now resides in the Discovery Garden located just south of the amphitheater. The pig beckons kids with its fun, cheery…

Walnut Creek Wetland Center – Raleigh

Walnut Creek Wetland Center: Books

Exploring our local parks does not have to be reserved for only warm, dry weather days. Often you can find something to do even on the cold and/or rainy days. The Walnut Creek Wetland Center is one of these such…

Sassafras All Children’s Playground – Raleigh

Sassafras All Children's Playground sign

The All Children’s Playground at Laurel Hills was designed in the early 1990s to accommodate children of all abilities and did just that for over 20 years. As time passed, the idea of accessible playgrounds grew which led to the creation…

LaBauer Park – Greensboro

LaBauer Park - Greensboro: Playground

During a day trip to Greensboro last week to visit family and play at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, we discovered the brand new LaBauer Park in downtown. It just opened at the beginning of August and is gorgeous. LaBauer Park…

Jack Smith Park – Cary

Jack Smith Park - Cary: Playground

Along with a lot of other parents, I’ve been watching and counting down for this one all summer – Cary just opened a brand new park including the Town’s first sprayground. The playground features 2 play structures and 5 swings (2…

White Deer Park – Garner

White Deer Park - Garner: Natural Play Area

White Deer Park is located directly across from Lake Benson Park in Garner. It’s 96 acres features play areas, trails, picnic shelters, open space, and a Nature Center. There are 2 playground areas in this spacious park. When you arrive, the road…

Nature Stories at Prairie Ridge – Raleigh

Prairie Ridge Ecostation: Nature Stories

Whether you are looking to get out of the house with your toddler or for a family adventure during summer break, consider the Nature Stories program at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. The program takes place weekly on Thursday mornings and is…

West Millbrook Middle School Park – Raleigh

One Sunday afternoon we set off to visit Honeycutt Park in north Raleigh. Only I mistakenly got off 540 at the wrong exit. Realizing my mistake, rather than turn around, I opted for the “scenic” route and drove down Strickland…

Historic Yates Mill County Park – Raleigh

Historic Yates Mill County Park: Gristmill

Yates Mill County Park is located in south Raleigh and is part of the Wake County Parks & Recreation. It’s namesake landmark is the county’s only remaining gristmill. Each year from March through November the Park offers tours of the…

Church Street Park – Morrisville

Church Street Park: Toddler Playground

With the recent tease of warm weather, we had to get out and play! That included exploring the new Church Street Park in Morrisville. The park opened about 9 months ago and features a nice playground, tennis courts, picnic areas, and…

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