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Method Road Park is a busy park with several recreational and community activities going on, despite the small footprint you see from the road. Method Road Park is located at 514 Method Rd, just inside the beltline, near the intersection of Beryl Road and Method Road. There is a large community center building with indoor basketball courts and bleacher seating. The Method Pioneers Building is nearby and available for rent. The center has information about programs for all ages. Here are a few to highlight:
- Method Halloween Festival (Oct 28, 5-7pm, ages 6-11)
- Free English classes for beginning students (Oct 27-Dec 8, Thursdays, 6:30-8pm)
- Daily open gym times (call (919) 831-6066 for hours)
- Haunted Mordecai Lantern Tour (Oct 29)
- Foster Grandparent Program
If outdoor activities is what you’re looking for, this park has plenty to offer. There are lighted tennis courts, a basketball court with bleachers, baseball fields, a large open multi-purpose field with soccer goals, a large pavilion with picnic tables, and oodles of shady spots and benches for picnics. The old playground area near the front of the park is getting a major facelift. The new playground area will have several swings, a large jungle gym with slides, unique seating, and fun activity equipment. The playground is currently being renovated and should be finished within the next few months.
This would be a great park to bring your mommy/baby/toddler groups for playtime followed by lunch or a great place to bring the older kids for open gym, flag football, or kickball. Visit raleighnc.gov for more information about Method Road Park.
Thumbs up: picnic spots, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, shady areas
Thumbs down: noisiness from I-440