Monday, April 25, 2011

New Hope Church Playground

And just when we think we've just about located all of the fantastic parks in Durham, another one comes to our attention!

What it is: This park is located at the New Hope Church on Fayetteville Rd. just south of Southpoint Mall in Durham.  We heard their playground was open to the public, so we headed on over to check it out.  It's another great option for some outside toddler play.  There are regular swings and bucket swings, a play structure with some slides, and even a fence around the whole thing to keep them nicely contained.  The surface of the playground is recycled tires which gives a nice soft landing to falling kids but also (unfortunately) goes quite nicely in crawling babies mouths.  There are also two picnic tables located just outside the fenced in playground.

There is an additional playground located next to the building which has some shade and different equipment, but signage on this playground indicates that it is only intended for preschool use.

What we liked:  There were parking spaces right next to the playground which made for very easy access.  The fence was also a nice feature so we didn't have to worry about our kids escaping into the parking lot. 

What we would change: It is sunny!  So, if you head over there in the middle of a hot summer day, be prepared for some heat.  In addition, during preschool or church times this playground maybe used by the actual church and its members so it wouldn't be available. 

Website and other important information:

Website: (Church website)

Address: 7619 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713

Phone Number: (919) 206-4673


1. View of the playground with the fence in the foreground and the swings in the background


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. We live nearby, and I wondered if the public could use the playground. Great information!

Courtney said...

Herndon park is also nearby on Scott King Rd (you just drive past the church and the road is just down a bit on the left). I went there for the first time today. it is great! Two play structures, soccer fields and baseball diamond, plus it wasn't crowded at all! We had a picnic lunch and then ran by the mall for an icecream dessert on the way home.

The Stir Crazy Moms said...

We love Herndon Park too! We love how you can just walk onto the big play structure without climbing. It's also fun to head over to the Tobacco Trail for a little walking while you're there. (

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