Friday, February 25, 2011

North Cary Park

From Sarah C.:

When searching for new park opportunities, I was excited to stumble across North Cary Park and wondered how did I not know this was there?  I've driven past on Cary Parkway more times than I can count, but hardly ever down Norwell Boulevard which the entrance is off.  Thus, I've been missing out on this wonderful treat!  D and I spent a good bit of time on a recent warm day playing there and it seemed to be a very popular place!

This is a good size park with lots of trees.  The playground is next to the parking lot, but fenced off.  There is a play structure, swings (including bucket ones for the smaller kids), a sandbox, teeter totters and small rocks to climb on as well as two freestanding slides that are built into the hills.  I recommend to not use those particular slides with smaller children though as my fearless son literally flew off the bottom of one causing panic for me and a breakdown for him. Otherwise, we found the playground to be a lot of fun and spent the majority of our visit there.

Restrooms are conveniently located next to the playground and include changing tables.

If you have older children who are climbing your walls (or is that just a toddler phase?), this park has the perfect solution - two 8 foot climbing boulders!  We had fun just walking over to look at them.  The nice rubberized surface and surrounding smaller boulders made for a good climbing area for my own little monkey without getting as far off the ground.  Thankfully, the idea did not come to him that the larger rocks could be climbed too.

I really look forward to returning again soon to enjoy the playground again and explore the trails.  There are several that wind through the woods in the back of the park and connect to the Black Creek Greenway.

Full list of amenities the park offers:
  • 1 Soccer Field
  • 2 Basketball Slabs
  • 4 Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Playground
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Climbing Boulders
  • Trails

North Cary Park  
Town of Cary - North Cary Park  
1100 Norwell Blvd  
Cary

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At February 27, 2011 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Katherine said...

I live right around the corner from this park. Shhhh...please don't broadcast it's awesomeness. One of the BEST things about this park is that it is never crowded.

 

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