Monday, June 22, 2009

Raleigh Parks

In Raleigh there seem to be parks and playgrounds tucked into every nook and cranny. I found a list on the Raleigh Parks and Rec website that included 64 city of Raleigh playgrounds!! Being in a neighborhood that has its own playgrounds I'm ashamed to say that I have not ventured out very much and have only taken the girls to 5 or 6 of them. I must get out more!

All of the playgrounds that I have visited have been well-maintained and offer equipment for a range of ages. Some include sandpits; others have picnic shelters. And one was even built in the shade which is a jewel in itself on those 90+ degree days (again, I've only made it to 6 of the 64 so more of them may have shade as well :)).

From the moment I arrived at the Cedar Hills playground I knew it was going to be a good one. There was a small playground perfect for Maddie, larger play equipment for Anna, swings (both bucket and regular), and a giant sand pit all nestled among shade trees. Ahhhh. I honestly believe this was the longest that I have stayed at a playground since the heat has rolled in. I highly recommend it.

Cedar Hills Playground p_00252

Does anyone else have a favorite Raleigh park? Please comment and hopefully I'll be able to check it out.

1 comment:

Meg said...

Wouldn't it be fun to set a challenge of going to all the different playgrounds!!