Carrboro Elementary School Playground

Good things about summer in this area: students are gone so parking is easier and the Carrboro Elementary School Park is totally empty.
This playground is huge! Which makes sense since it needs to keep a whole school of kids entertained. There are some fabulous areas here. One of the parks is for bigger kids, with a lot of things to climb, a play house, a classic wooden play gym, swings, tires to run through, and more. I couldn’t even get pictures of all it.

There is also an area that is great for toddlers, and we personally appreciated this. There are three different playgyms that are toddler appropriate, it is fenced in (hooray!), and is in the shade. There are also a few rideable items and an old kitchen to play with. It was clean, in good shape, and C loved it. The ground cover is a combination of grass and mulch.

It feels difficult to do a truly comprehensive blogpost about this since the whole park is so big. It seemed to keep going, and we didn’t get an opportunity to play on it all.

There is also a ballpark here and a short dirt track to walk. There are picnic tables.

Because this is a school park, it is closed during school hours. There seems to be some conflicting information out there about the hours, but on the park there are signs that clearly state it is closed to the public Monday- Friday 7 am to 6 pm (pretty much all day) during the school year. The Parks & Rec website says it is open 3 pm to dark. So you can either go at 3 or at 6 during the weekday school year, depending on who you believe. Either way, during the summer, no problems at all.

Carrboro Elementary School Park
400 Shelton Street
Carrboro, NC

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2 comments for “Carrboro Elementary School Playground

  1. Nancy
    March 1, 2011 at 2:42 am

    This is my daughter’s favorite playground by far. However, we went there last Saturday (2/19/11) and it was padlocked!! My daughter was so distraught! According to the Carrboro Elementary School principal, there have been a few people using the playground as a dog run on the weekends, and didn’t pick up their dog’s poop, so now it is locked, and will remain so, until further notice. She said it might be re-opened to the public during the summer, but that has yet to be determined. It is so sad that a few negligent dog owners ruined a great play space for the rest of us.

  2. March 1, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, that is so sad! This is a really great playground. Thanks so much for the update (very helpful). We’ll be sure to post information as we know it.

    And yes, folks, please pick up after your pets!

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