Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Burlington Park - Chapel Hill

Nope, this ain't the park in Burlington that we've already talked about (even though we have close to 500 posts now, we still can keep trackof where we've been enough not to repeat!). This is a cute little Chapel Hill park. Well, it is off of Ephesus Church road in that area that is kind of Durham kind of Chapel Hill, but operated and maintained by Parks & Recs of Chapel Hill.

Driving down Ephesus Church (this is a quick just over 1 mile trip from Eastgate where you will find winners like The Loop and EVOS) you are apt to miss it. There is a sign on the left hand side pronouncing this park is there but it kind of looks like someone's driveway. There is a gravel parking lot and the playground is squirreled away behind some trees.

That means this little playground has fantastic shade. There are both traditional swings and bucket swings off the parking lot. Then you cross a little bridge and are at the main playground.

Warning that this playground is definitely for older kids. The only way up to the slides is a ladder which toddlers and preschoolers can have a hard time with.

The ground cover is sand. This is a small place so no restrooms here.

There are a few really nice picnic tables, each with its own shade shelter. Nearby to those there is a big grassy area for kicking a ball, dancing, hula hooping, or just running in circles (our activity of choice when we went).

Full list of amenities:
  • picnic area
  • grass area
  • playground

Burlington Park - Chapel Hill
http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/
1701 Ephesus Church Road
Chapel Hill

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