For the locals: Parks and Playgrounds Database for Triangle area, NC

Recently I stumbled upon the WRAL Go Ask Mom page and found a database of Triangle parks and playgrounds including parks in Raleigh, Apex, Carrboro, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, Rolesville, and Wake Forest.

I personally find myself going to the same parks over and over even though there are a myriad of options nearby.  So, I was delighted to find this database which includes links to information and a review of many parks in the area.  My favorite part is that most of them include a video so you can actually SEE the park!

To get to the video, first click the “Details” link from the database.  Next, click the “Review” link.  At the bottom of most reviews is a short video; it looks just like a photo but has a right-facing triangle in the center of it.  Just click on the triangle shape (play button) and the video will play in the same window.

I’m sure you’ve found that some parks are better for younger children who aren’t walking yet, some for toddlers and preschoolers, and some for older children, so what better way to see if a park will be a good fit for your child(ren) than to check it out before you go!!

You can also sign up for a newsletter on the WRAL Go Ask Mom page to get new posts in your email.  I highly suggest it because they are one of the best sources for information on local events; we really enjoyed a picnic lunch at a kite competition this weekend all because I read about it on their page!  The link to sign up for the newsletter is on the right of the page, near the top, and it reads “Get our newsletter.”

If you find the information on their page helpful, feel free to tell them In Lieu of Preschool sent you! 🙂

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

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