Sunday, March 18, 2012

Thomas Brooks Park

It's the beginning of another beautiful spring week, so we thought we'd tell you about another fabulous park.  This one isn't in Durham, but it's close.  Just a quick jaunt down Hwy 55 will take you to Thomas Brooks Park.

What it is: Thomas Brooks Park has baseball fields, soccer fields, batting cages, and trails.  It even is the home to the USA baseball National Training Complex.  These parts of the park are fun to look at, but it isn't what brought us to the park.  It's also got a great playground.  It looks new and is nice and clean.  It's partially fenced which is helpful for containing munchkins.  There are two parts of the playground, one for older kids and one for younger.  Both parts have an appropriately sized play structure and swings.  The bigger one has a neat tube slide that is a bit bigger and longer than most of the ones we're used to.  The two playgrounds are separated by large sandbox perfect for digging.  Right next to the playground is a shaded picnic shelter, and on the other side are some unlocked bathrooms which is always a plus at any playground!  We spent a great morning here.

What we liked: We loved the fence to keep everyone contained, and the sandbox was big enough to bring lots of sand toys and have a great time.  Our more adventurous climbers also liked the bigger play structure which was some unique features.

What we would change:  As we said, Thomas Brooks Park is not in Durham, so it can be a hike from those in North Durham.  It's just around the corner from Jump Zone and Paint your Pot off of Hwy. 55 so that can give you a good idea of the distance-not bad for those in S. Durham.  We went on a cooler day, but on a hot summer day, I bet it gets pretty sunny and hot.

Website and other important information:


Address: 111 Brooks Park Lane, Cary


 (The younger kids' playground)

 (The sandbox)

(The larger play structure)

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