At two and four, my children love a good playground. One we frequent quite often is the Strickland Road Neighborhood Park between Ray Road and Leesville on Strickland.
What I love most about the playground is that there is plenty for both older children and younger children to do, but it’s never too crowded (at least on the days that we’ve been there). There is also usually plenty of shade, which can be rare to find at most Raleigh playgrounds.
My son is happy to climb on the structure designed for older kids, while my daughter loves the swings and the toddler slide. (Note – the toddler slide is fairly steep so more hesitant children will likely want help from mom or dad.)
The swing area is on a rubberized surface, which I think is awesome. It has two big kid swings and two baby swings. On really nice days, all the swings may be occupied, but someone is always willing to share.
The only real negative to this park is that the only restroom on site is a port-a-potty. It’s nice to have in case of emergencies, but I wish they would consider building a small bathroom at some point.
I’ve heard rumors that there are plans for potential growth at this park (basketball court?) but there isn’t anything definitive on the City of Raleigh website. I’m anxious to see as there is definitely space for a few other things.
What are your favorite parks in Raleigh?
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