What it is: This time we headed to Orchard Park which is located near Forest Hills and Lyon Park in Durham. You could easily combine a trip to this park with a trip to one of the other nearby stops. This park did not have much equipment, but it had other features that recommended it as a fun stop for you and the kiddos. The playground only had a slide, swings, and a sandbox, but my kids enjoyed all of these features while we were there. The playground was surrounded by a large grassy field where the kids could run and play. They also had a large picnic shelter next to a beautiful community garden. One of the most unique features was the foundation/remains of an old greenhouse. When we saw it, we thought it looked like a maze, and the kids had a ball running around it and trying to hide from each other.
What we liked: We loved the old greenhouse. It's so nice when you can find a unique feature at a playground that the kids really enjoy. In addition, the proximity to the other playgrounds in the area makes for a fun outing.
What we would change: The playground equipment was minimal, so kids might lose interest in that park of the playground pretty quickly.
Website and other information:
Address: 1000 SOUTH DUKE STREET 27701
1. the picnic shelter with the garden behind it
2. The maze-like greenhouse remains
3. More greenhouse
4. The little play area