Turnip Patch Park- Hillsborough
I would like to thank my friend Erica. A few years ago she ran in a fun run to raise money for the Turnip Patch Park. And it has made my life so much fun! Turnip Patch Park is a "surprise park." It is tucked away in a residential area but is blocks away from downtown Hillsborough, on King Street.
The playground is new, and very nice. It is a wooden set, which is very classic to me. No bright baubles and colors. Just imagination here. It has a double slide and some things to climb on. There is a sandbox as well, which C finds thrilling.
The park itself is an acre. It has benches and water fountains for you, the kids, and the pets. It is owned and maintained by the Town, but was built primarily with volunteer donations. And I don't think a lot of people know it's there since every time we have been, it's been empty.
By the way, I am curious as to how it got its name...Turnip Patch? Anyone know?
The ground covering is mulch, and there isn't a lot of shade. But somehow the sand in the box stays cool.
This playground isn't necessarily worth taking an independent trip to Hillsborough for, but if you happen to be downtown, say for Hog Days next year, this is a great place to stop.
Turnip Patch Park
333 W. King Street (corner of King & Occoneechee)