Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Piney Woods Park - Durham

Maybe I am a softie, but I love being able to throw in a fun little thing for C while we are out running errands. And after our post about Herndon Park in Durham (great because of its location to Southpoint) one of you fantastic blog readers reminded us of Piney Woods Park in Durham, also very close to Southpoint. So when I was at Target again (it's an addiction, I know) we made a quick stop to check it out.

Head down Fayetteville and go right on Woodcroft Parkway. It's right there!

There are 2 different play structures: one for older kids and one for kids 5 & under. Of course, the younger kids were mostly interested in the bigger structure since there were a lot of things to climb, twirl, and play on here.
The ground cover was mulch. This is in a wooded area so some shade is offered, but nothing too consistent. There were some swings, 2 buckets and 2 regular. Which didn't seem like enough for the amount of kids and other play things here. As this is right off of Fayetteville Road and accessible from Woodcroft Parkway it is a popular little place.

Benches and picnic tables around the playground for parents to sit on. Quite a few families brought picnic lunches with them, too. There are dog parks all around if your child loves to watch four-legged friends frolic.

You can not see the playground when you enter Piney Woods Park since it is hidden in the woods, but head to the parking lot and it's there.

Piney Woods isn't huge, but it has the basic needs and was very convenient to Sutton Station and Southpoint Mall.

Full list of amenities:
  • Athletic Field
  • Dog Park
  • Grills (7)
  • Lights
  • Picnic Facilities (35)
  • Play Grounds
  • Shelters(large)
  • Soccer Fields
  • Water Fountains
  • Youth Baseball Field

Piney Woods Park
400 East Woodcroft Parkway



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