This week we took advantage of the gorgeous Monday weather and headed over to Green Road Park before meeting a friend for lunch. Green Road is a large, open park with very nice amenities. It is located at 4201 Green Road between Wake Forest Rd and Capital Blvd. It has a large community center, two baseball fields, six sand volleyball courts, two basketball courts, four tennis courts with a backboard for individual play, a pavilion, and a large playground area with nearby restrooms. We didn’t have a chance to visit the community center, but the City of Raleigh website notes it has two multi-purpose rooms, two gyms (air conditioned and non-air conditioned), dance room, fitness room, and bathrooms.
The playground area is designed for kids ages 5-12. Sometimes the little ones are still able to play on the age 5-12 playgrounds, but this one was quite challenging for Ashley. The slides are rather steep and the tunnel up to the slides is also steep, making it a perfect climbing structure for the older kids. The playground also has a variety of monkey bars, rock climbing walls, two swings and a small sandy area. Adjacent to the playground is a large, shady spot with several picnic tables, which would be a great spot for a lunch with the little ones!
Don’t forget to get involved with the park system planning in Raleigh! On Thursday, January 10 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Green Rd Community Center there is a a meeting to discuss park needs and priorities.
Thumbs up: picnic spots, great condition of tennis courts, baseball spectator seating has nice wooden benches and brick walkways, convenient pathways to all the park amenities
Thumbs down: seeing a police officer question an older gentleman at the playground (kinda strange situation)