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: http://www.newhopenc.org/ (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