Category: parks

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…

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course – Raleigh

Go Ape Blue Jay Point: Tightrope

From Sarah C.: Blue Jay Point Park in North Raleigh has recently teamed up with Go Ape and installed a treetop ropes/zip-line course. This new adventure opened in March and is for ages 10 and up. I had the opportunity…

Green Road Park & Community Library – Raleigh

From Sarah C. All parents with young children can relate to the need to get those children outside to burn energy no matter what the weather. This led us to search out a new park to explore on a rather…

Eno River State Park

Can I call the Eno majestic?  It certainly defines this area.  And there is no better place to enjoy it than the Eno River State Park in Durham. Of course, my family HAS enjoyed it in other places…like West Point…

Apex Nature Park & Seymour Johnson Athletic Fields

Just the other month the brand new Apex Nature Park, coupled with the Seymour Johnson Athletic Fields, opened in Apex, NC (obviously). When The Bug and I had a rare moment to explore one beautiful morning we popped over to…

Knightdale Station Playground

We’re excited today to share a guest post from Raleigh blogger and mom of 3, Jessica Lieb. You may already know her from her own blog The B Keeps Us Honest where she writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for…

Prairie Ridge: Nature Play Space

** Updated 8/9/16 with new hours. ** From Sarah C.: It’s no secret my family loves the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. We also really like the natural play area at Wilkerson Nature Preserve. That said, we we’ve been counting…

Brookhaven Nature Park

From Sarah C.: On a recent warm weekend my family was looking to get outside and explore, and I recalled seeing a sign along Millbrook for a nature park. This City Park is tucked into a neighborhood a bit north…

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