Author: Sarah C

Barwell Road Park

Signage at start of Panthers Play 60 Challenge Course features course map.

The City of Raleigh hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest playground in the parks system last week. The playground at Barwell Road Park was completed in part due to a generous donation by the Carolina Panthers. It features…

Blue Jay Point County Park

New playground equipment at Blue Jay Point County Park in June 2021.

The playground at Blue Jay Point County Park reopened this spring with all new equipment and redesigned play space! Similar to the previous equipment, the section closest to the restroom building can be accessed via a walkway at the upper…

Sunflower Festival at Page Farms

Field of sunflowers at Page Farms in Raleigh, NC.

Page Farms has added a new event to their farm schedule – a Sunflower Festival! Along with walking through the field of sunflowers, there are plenty of activities you might recognize if you’ve visited the farm during the fall. The…

Dix Park: Sunflowers

Sunflower field in Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh, NC.

The City of Raleigh has relocated their popular annual sunflowers from the greenway to a larger site at Dorothea Dix Park. The new location is easier to access, allows for beautiful views of downtown, and is home to more flowers…

NC Museum of Natural Sciences – Mazes & Brain Games

NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Mazes & Brain Games - Illusion Maze

The newest visiting exhibit at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is hands-on fun for all ages. Mazes & Brain Games features, as the name would imply, a variety of mazes as well as a few fun games to challenge…

Fit4Mom: Body Back

Fit4Mom: Body Back Resources

I loved being pregnant. Loved it. Especially watching my belly grow. There was something magical about it. But post babies? Let’s be honest – I want to get rid of the extra squish left behind from getting stretched out plus…

Umstead State Park: Chainsaw Art – Raleigh

Umstead State Park: Chainsaw Art Detail

Winter months are one of my favorite to explore parks. Yes, it might be cold, but there is still plenty to see and do as well as burn kid energy. In November, a couple of artists used chainsaws to create…

Cedarock Park – Burlington

Cedarock Park: Bridge

Cedarock Park in Burlington is located about 10 minutes south of interstates 40/85 and is a hidden jewel worth searching out. Sitting on 500 acres, Cedarock offers a variety of outdoor activities for all ages including a playground, trails, camping,…

NC Museum of Natural Sciences – RACE: Are We So Different?

NC Museum of Natural Sciences - RACE: Are We So Different?

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is currently hosting a very timely special exhibit entitled RACE: Are We So Different? My own family has a membership and makes a point to visit each and every special exhibit. Sometimes multiple times.…

Neuse River Greenway Trail Sunflowers

Neuse River Greenway Trail Sunflower Field

Last summer I started noticing photos of sunflowers popping up throughout my social media feeds. They were all local and all coming from one spot just southeast of Raleigh along the Neuse River Greenway Trail. Curious, my husband, kids, and…

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