Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hope Valley Baptist Church

What it is: This playground is part of the Hope Valley Baptist Church near Jordan High School is South Durham. It is part of the church, but since they do not have a preschool everyday, the playground is open to the public most of the time. (We have called to confirm this on several occasions.) It is a fenced in area that contains two play structures separated by another fence, one for older kids and one for younger. There is a set of swings in each section as well as picnic tables and a sandbox in the area for smaller kids.

What we like: One of the best things about this playground is that it is fenced. That way, you don't have to worry about the little ones running out into roads or away from the playground. However, the gates can be pushed open by the curious toddler. The sandbox is also a nice touch and can keep toddlers occupied for a while. This seems like a calm secluded playground where parents can relax a little as their children get out their energy.

What we would change: As stated earlier, the gates to the fence aren't as secure as they could be, so parents will need to be mindful of that. In addition, this playground is unavailable when it is being used in any way by the church.

Website and directions: Hope Valley Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Hwy. 751, Garrett Rd., and Hwy. 54 is South Durham.

Church Website: (No playground information)


1. Older kids playground

2. Younger kids playground


Anonymous said...

Other shady playgrounds include Indian Trail Park and Rockwood Park.

Anonymous said...

Burch Avenue Park is completely shaded, too!

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