On the fourth day of visiting Raleigh Parks we headed to North Raleigh to check out the newly constructed Strickland Road Park. It’s located at 12804 Strickland Road, not far from the intersection of Leesville Road. This park has picnic tables, benches, a walking trail with access from the nearby neighborhood, swings for kids of all ages, and a large playground area.
The playground area has equipment for kids ages 2-5 and 5-12 to use and all the equipment is in the same area making it convenient for parents with kids of different ages. There is a large jungle gym with monkey bars, slides, and climbing areas for the older kids. There is a sandy playground area and fun slide for the younger ones. Between the two areas is a sitting area with benches, which is nice for the parents. The nearby swingset has a spongy surface, which is great for crawlers to play around on. I also love that even though this is a new park, much of the surrounding woods are still in tact, making it seem like a real park. The new camellia bushes that have been planted are already in bloom adding some great color to the landscape.
According to the City of Raleigh’s website, there are future plans to add basketball courts and a community center to this park.
Thumbs up: playground areas, sitting areas for parents
Thumbs down: sidewalks on busy Strickland Rd would increase walk ability to this park