City Park - Burlington
A post from Sarah C. today about a great place in Burlington. I know it sounds far, but Mapquest says only 39 minutes from Chapel Hill to Burlington. Seems worth it for this place!
Looking for a getaway that’s a short drive and lots of fun? Head to Burlington and explore City Park. City Park features a lot of the classic park amenities (athletic fields, tennis courts, greenway, playground, etc) as well as an amusement area and year round indoor swimming facility.
DH suggested we visit after a conversation he and I had about Pullen Park in Raleigh. I had thought it would be fun to take D to ride the train and carousel, but with that park currently closed for renovations, we would have to wait until next year. That’s when DH remembered a similar park in Burlington that he enjoyed as a child. I confess, I questioned if it even still existed. It had been awhile since childhood, afterall!
Tip before you go – the amusement area is located near the intersection of South Church and South Main streets. Just west of the YMCA of Alamance County. Take exit 143 from I-40/85 and head north on Hwy 62 (Alamance Rd). Follow Hwy 62 as it turns right and merges with Hwy 70 (S Church Street). Continue a few blocks to S Main Street. The park is on your right.
1333 Overbrook Road
Burlington, NC 27215
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