Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Anderson Community Park - Carrboro

Updated 7/2/2010.
So in my original post, I included information from my friend, A.G.. I kept all her original comments, and added some of my own.
Anderson Community Park in Carrboro is a popular spot with parents, and the kids, too! A large playground area, as well as many other amenities (including a dog park, which is nice if your child is obsessed with dogs like C is), it is a great place to go on a nice day. When A.G. mentions the playground (see below), she mentions that there is a lot of musical instruments for play. And that is certainly true! The toddler park definitely gets points for most creative playground I have been to.

There is also a separate playground area for older kids. This one has a lot of slides. Not as much shade here.

Here are A.G.'s personal notes, which I find helpful.

"We visited the playground with our super active one-year-old on a Sunday afternoon [MiCH note: he is definitely active! She doesn't lie!]. It gets two thumbs up for being fairly shady, having a toddler-friendly play structure (in addition to a bigger one that attracted the older kids = reduced trample risk!), baby swings, and some musical instruments in the play area. Our little man had a blast playing the bongos and chimes with his dad."

The only downside to the couple of times that we have been here is that it is a popular place. So can get quite crowded.

In addition to some fun playgrounds, though, there are ballfields here. There is also a lake, and it has fish in it. You can actually fish here (provided that you have your licenses all in check). There is a lovely little trail that goes around the pond, too.

There is a big picnic shelter, as well as many other picnic tables throughout the park.


Full list of amenities:
  • baseball/softball fields (4 lighted)
  • multi-purpose fields
  • basketball courts (lighted)
  • tennis courts (2)
  • horseshoe pits
  • leash free area
  • picnic tables and grills
  • picnic shelter
  • rest rooms
Anderson Community Park
http://www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/RP/parks.htm
Highway 54 West,
Carrboro, NC 27510

1 Comments:

At April 21, 2010 at 11:02 AM , Anonymous Beth said...

You missed the best part of Anderson Park- the pond. It's great for fishing (you can borrow equipment from the Parks and Rec office,) wildlife watching (including ducks and turtles,) and walking.

 

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