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Old Chapel Hill Road Playground, Durham

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Old Chapel Hill Road Playground, Durham, North Carolina NC

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Old Chapel Hill Road Playground is especially good for older kids! They will delight in this playground even if they haven't care for playgrounds since growing older. It's fun to revisit those happy playground days with them! The rope structure is a blast. Kids can climb up and sit on different spots, way up high. Or climb a wooden ladder.
The skateboarding structure is another cool feature. Kids can hold on and then zip up and down as if skateboarding, but the bearings need replacing for this to work better.
There are also stepping stones, a large circular spinner for many kids, and individual spinners. 
For little kids, there's a smaller play structure, a car to drive, baby swings, and flat swings (these are nicer than your typical swing). Little kids can also ride their tricycles along the greenway that borders the park. 
In April, daisies and wisteria grow beside the playground. 
Walk along the greenway to the field and you might find a friendly group playing ultimate frisbee (Sunday afternoons).
Check the directions below to find the park, which is hidden.
Come when it's cloudy because there's no shade over the playground.
New Hope Bottomlands Greenway is another spot you can check out at this park. Follow the directions below but instead of walking south on the greenway at the roundabout (to the playground), walk north onto New Hope Bottomlands Greenway.
After, have a delicious pastry or meal at Gulghupf Bakery, Durham, sitting on their blissful patio. It's a nine minute drive to the northeast.

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The rope structure is HUGE!
The rope structure is HUGE!
Wisteria.
Wisteria.
Baby swings in a lush, beautiful place.
Baby swings in a lush, beautiful place.
The playground is in the middle of the forest.
The playground is in the middle of the forest.
Ultimate frisbee on the field a short walk away.
Ultimate frisbee on the field a short walk away.
The greenway between the playground and the ultimate frisbee field.
The greenway between the playground and the ultimate frisbee field.
Flowers in April.
Flowers in April.
Greenway alongside the playground, where little ones can ride their tricycle.
Greenway alongside the playground, where little ones can ride their tricycle.
Car that little kids can drive.
Car that little kids can drive.
Spinner and toddler playground.
Spinner and toddler playground.
Geometric climbing wall that is impossible!
Geometric climbing wall that is impossible!
Skateboarding structure that needs new bearings.
Skateboarding structure that needs new bearings.
Wisteria in the forest.
Wisteria in the forest.
Lots of climbing is to be had!
Lots of climbing is to be had!
Spinner for group of kids.
Spinner for group of kids.
Stepping stones.
Stepping stones.
Geometric climbing wall- it's almost like a work of art!
Geometric climbing wall- it's almost like a work of art!
Skateboarding structure.
Skateboarding structure.
Wooden ladder in the rope structure.
Wooden ladder in the rope structure.
Buttercups and other wildflowers.
Buttercups and other wildflowers.
The playground and grass that surrounds it.
The playground and grass that surrounds it.
Skateboarding structure.
Skateboarding structure.
   

Directions

Old Chapel Hill Road Park Playground is hard to find. You enter the park from 3800 SW Durham Drive, Durham. Park in the second parking lot. Then continue (walking) past the roundabout, and walk south onto the greenway. You will walk past the ultimate frisbee field, and then continue along the greenway some more. Then you will reach the playground. Basically the playground is only accessible by foot, and the walk is quite long when it's a hot day.
For a shorter walk, park in the Sherwood Githens Middle School parking lot at 4800 Old Chapel Hill Rd and then walk along Old Chapel Hill Road to the park.

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Last Updated: Wed, 22 May 2019 20:31:11 GMT