Friday, September 30, 2011

Baileywick Park

From Sarah C.:

I confess Monday morning I really had no desire to leave the house until my son & niece quickly made it clear we needed to get out and burn some energy. Thus, I loaded them up and headed out to explore another one of Raleigh's parks - Baileywick Park. Just a short distance from I-540 and Creedmoor Rd, the park is easily accessible. The entrance drive leads directly to a parking lot situated between the ball fields and playground.

The playground is located in a big mulched area. There is almost no shade and, unfortunately, a good bit of the mulch has washed away leaving a nice muddy mess in the middle. This could be good or bad depending how much your child loves mud (and how much cleaning up you want to do!). I do advise you to bring a change of clothes. I asked another mother who was more familiar with the park and she told me the mud was common. Hopefully the City will deliver a fresh batch of mulch soon to help rectify the situation.

In spite of the mud, we had a fabulous time. The playground has two separate climbing structures for ages 2-5 and 5-12; four traditional swings & four bucket swings; three teeter totters; and a sand box with three scoopers.

There is a large picnic shelter with tables adjacent to the playground as well as restroom facilities.

Full list of amenities:
  • Playground
  • 2 Lighted ball fields
  • 2 Picnic Shelters (one w/ 8 tables and one w/ 2 tables)
  • Walking Path - Baileywick Trail, part of the Capitol Area Greenway Trail System
  • Bathroom Facilities w/ diaper changing station
  • Water Fountain

Baileywick Park - Park Information | Playground Info
9501 Baileywick Road



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