Tucked into the heart of Morrisville is its Community Park located off of Morrisville Parkway just east of Davis Drive. Take the paved path back into a wooded area and you’ll find baseball fields, a playground, greenway and picnic areas.
Similar to other parks in the Triangle, the playground is divided into two areas – one for the 2-5 age group and one for the 5-12. It’s all clustered in one spot so keeping an eye on kids of multiple ages is easy. The playground features equipment with climbing options and slides, swings (even bucket swings for the little ones), and a sandbox. In the center of it all is a small picnic shelter. D and I took advantage of this recently while we had lunch before playing.
Looking to stretch your legs a bit more? Check out the greenway that loops the park. It’s a combination of paved pathway and concrete sidewalks making it easy with a stroller. You can start right next to the playground wander around the baseball fields and back again. It’s also great for a bike ride. During our visit, we saw a family (parents and young kids) heading out for a ride. The smallest were relaxing in a trailer attached to the back of mom’s bike.
Another plus, for us, is it’s proximity to RDU. If you time your visit right, you can watch the planes coming or going. We were lucky enough to see them arriving which meant D paused frequently during his play to watch and point at the sky.
Restroom facilities are located immediately adjacent to the playground area in a small metal building. There are additional restrooms a bit further away next to the ball fields in a brick building. These are newer and nicer, but both get the job done. No changing tables.
Morrisville Community Park
1520 Morrisville Parkway