So in my original post, I included information from my friend, A.G.. I kept all her original comments, and added some of my own.Anderson Community Park in Carrboro is a popular spot with parents, and the kids, too! A large playground area, as well as many other amenities (including a dog park, which is nice if your child is obsessed with dogs like C is), it is a great place to go on a nice day. When A.G. mentions the playground (see below), she mentions that there is a lot of musical instruments for play. And that is certainly true! The toddler park definitely gets points for most creative playground I have been to.
There is also a separate playground area for older kids. This one has a lot of slides. Not as much shade here.
Here are A.G.’s personal notes, which I find helpful.
“We visited the playground with our super active one-year-old on a Sunday afternoon [MiCH note: he is definitely active! She doesn’t lie!]. It gets two thumbs up for being fairly shady, having a toddler-friendly play structure (in addition to a bigger one that attracted the older kids = reduced trample risk!), baby swings, and some musical instruments in the play area. Our little man had a blast playing the bongos and chimes with his dad.”
The only downside to the couple of times that we have been here is that it is a popular place. So can get quite crowded.
In addition to some fun playgrounds, though, there are ballfields here. There is also a lake, and it has fish in it. You can actually fish here (provided that you have your licenses all in check). There is a lovely little trail that goes around the pond, too.
There is a big picnic shelter, as well as many other picnic tables throughout the park.
Full list of amenities:
baseball/softball fields (4 lighted)
basketball courts (lighted)
tennis courts (2)
leash free area
picnic tables and grills
Anderson Community Park
302 Highway 54 West
Carrboro, NC 27510