Friday, October 21, 2011

Hank Anderson Community Park

What it is:  So, this week, we ventured down to Carrboro to check out Hank Anderson Communuty Park.  It was the first morning this year that we've really had a taste of fall chill in the air.  The kids had to put on their gloves but seemed to have an added bit of energy with the crispness in the air.  (Unfortunately, I had forgotten my fleece, so I had an extra bit of shiver!)

Hank Anderson Park was a great place to take the kiddos for some outdoor fun.  The unique feature was that there were two playgrounds right next to each other.  That way, the kids could run in between the two when they got tired of one.  It seemed that the playgrounds were geared toward older and younger kids respectively, but my kids enjoyed both of them.  One of the playgrounds was taller and had a rockwall feature and climbing tube that were unique.  Our older boys had fun playing in the "volcano tube".  The smaller one my son called the "music playground"  it had a smaller play structure with slides and tubes.  In addition, they had some neat plastic drums and bells that the kids could explore.  The two playgrounds were bridged by a swing set that included regular swings, bucket swings, and a swing for children with special needs. The park was much larger than just the playgrounds.  There was a lake with a nice trail for bike riding around, a dog park for puppy watching, a picnic shelter, and fields for baseball, etc. 

What we liked: We liked the fact that the two playgrounds were right next to each other.  They also had nice large trees for some shade cover at the playground and picnic area.  In addition, the park was large enough so we had some room to get some toddler energy out with bike riding to visit the various park components.

What we would change:  The park was a bit of a hike from Durham, even more so because of the traffic that we encountered when passing UNC hospital on 15-501.

Website and other important information: 


Address: Highway 54 West (Old Greensboro Road), Carrboro, NC 27510


 1. The larger playground

2. The "music" playground

1 comment:

Lynne said...

You must have hit the exodus from campus for fall break. It should be deserted the rest of the week/weekend!

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