By TMoM Team Member Suzy Fielders

One of the many wonderful things about raising a family in the Triad is all the parks available to us! We recently updated our list with new park and playground suggestions from readers. Plus, we also added in pics and notes about walking trails! It’s our hope you’ll discover new places to take your family – whether it’s right down the road or on the other side of the Triad. If you have a favorite park not listed below, please email us and we’ll get it added!

To search for parks, simply click the city name below to jump to parks in that general area. Each park listing is also linked the park’s website for more information and directions.

Please visit our other Parks & Playground directories here:

Burlington & Surrounding Areas
High Point, Kernersville & Surrounding Areas
Winston-Salem & Surrounding Areas

Arboretum Lindley Park

Website: greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/greensboro_arboretum.php
Address:
401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro, NC 27403
Walking Path: A flower-filled paved walk allows for a nice place to run or walk around. It gets a little noisy due to nearby roads but is extremely stroller friendly.
Playground? Yes – located at Lindley Park – has swings.
Bathroom on Site? Yes, but locked during winter.

     

Bur-Mil Park

Website: guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/county-parks/parks/bur-mil-park
Address:
5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410
Features: Park features picnic shelters, porches, a pool, a wildlife education center, golf course, tennis courts, hiking trails, and a playground.
Walking Path: There is a great walking or jogging path with paved and unpaved parts of the trail. It has scenic views as you do cross over bodies of water. Still overall stroller friendly which kids will enjoy!
Playground? Yes with swings.
Bathroom on Site? Yes.

Cascade Park

Website: greensboro-nc.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory
Address:
3400 Watauga Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410
Features: Park sits next to a stream and has a playground.
Playground? Yes with swings.
Bathroom on Site? No.

Country Park

Website: greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/parks-gardens/country-park
Address: 3905 Nathaniel Green Dr., Greensboro, NC 27455
Features: Park features playgrounds, multiple picnic shelters, walking and biking trails, 2 fishing lakes, bark park, paddle boats (May-October), and Veterans Memorial.
Walking Path: Yes. There is a 3.2-mile paved walking path that is perfect for strollers and is good for all skill levels.
Playground: Yes.
Bathrooms: Yes.

Gateway Gardens

Website: greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/gateway_gardens.php
Address: 2800 E Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27401
Features: Eventually spanning 11 acres, Gateway Gardens provides a stunning entryway into the City of Greensboro. There is an interactive garden, and a horticultural oasis integrating elements of history, movement, discovery, and community.
Walking Path: Short, but yes, around the gardens.
Playground: No, but it’s an interactive garden for little kids featuring many playful surprises. It’s best suited for toddlers and younger children.
Bathroom on Site? Yes, inside the visitor center.

Guilford County National Military Park

Website: nps.gov/guco/index.htm
Address:
2332 New Garden Rd. Greensboro, NC 27410
Features: Walking trails and historic monuments. Go to the visitor’s center for information on the Battleground Tour.
Walking Path: Yes. There is a 2.25-mile loop that is paved with many historic monuments along the way.
Playground: No.
Bathrooms: Yes

Hagan-Stone Park

Website: guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/county-parks
Address: 5920 Hagan-Stone Park Rd, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313
Features: A 409-acre wildlife refuge and family campground. The park has several lakes, camp shelters with charcoal grills, walking trails, and playgrounds. There is also a splash park on site.
Walking Path: Yes, one starts right behind the playground, plus others are on the grounds.
Playground? Yes.
Bathroom on Site? Yes, near the playground.

Hamilton Lakes Park

Website: carolinabirdclub.org/birdingnc/hamilton_lakes.html
Address: A private property located in an upscale residential neighborhood. Visit website for specific directions.
Features: Great place to bring kids for a little exercise.
Playground? Yes – located at the northern end of the trail – has swings.
Bathroom on Site? No.

Johnson Park

Website: greensboro-nc.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory
Address: 1300 Briarcliff Road, Greensboro, NC 27408 (Behind Irving Park and Latham Park neighborhoods on Briarcliff Rd, which can be accessed from Wendover Ave or Sunset Ave.).
Features: There is a great playground, huge grass area for picnics and running, concrete for basketball or ride-on toys, and picnic tables. It’s the perfect park for kids of all ages because you can easily keep an eye on all of them in different areas.
Playground? Yes with swings.
Bathroom on Site? No.

Keeley Park

Website: greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/parks-gardens/keeley-park
Address: 4100 Keeley Rd, McLeansville, NC 27301
Features: The majority of its features can be accessed by anyone using a mobility device. Those features include: cornhole, parking, paved walking trails, picnic shelters, “Up in the Air” all-inclusive playground, spray ground, and fishing pond/pier. Other features include mountain biking trails, cross country course, disc golf course, and an outdoor fitness area.
Walking Path: Yes, around the lake near the splash park.
Playground: Yes, the “Up in the Air” all-inclusive playground is the largest of its kind in our area.
Bathroom on Site? Yes.

 

Lake Daniel Park

Website: greensboro-nc.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/188/5540
Address: 410 Mimosa Drive, Greensboro, NC 27403
Features: The playground is perfect for littles and has a sandbox and community toy repository. There are natural areas, a creek, walking paths, tennis facilities, picnic tables and shelters.
Walking Path: Yes. It’s an easy 1-mile loop.
Playground: Yes.
Bathrooms: Yes.

LeBauer Park

Website: greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/parks-gardens/lebauer-park-center-city-park
Address: 208 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Features: Huge grassy lawn, dog park, Peacehaven Sensory Space – a sculptural wall designed to be enjoyed by people who have sensory processing disorders, interactive fountains, ping pong and foosball tables.
Playground? Yes, brand new with a sandbox and interactive type play.
Bathroom on Site? Yes – it’s clean!

Oak Ridge Town Park

Website: oakridgenc.com/index.asp
Address: 6231 Lisa Drive, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (off of Linville Road, across from the Town Hall, Post Office and Fire Department)
Features: Two lighted multi-purpose football/soccer fields, two lighted baseball/softball fields, scoreboards, paved and unpaved walking trails, picnic shelters, a large playground, a pond, a dog park, a concession stand/restroom facility, and a second restroom building.
Walking Trails: Beautiful wooded walking trail located toward the rear of the park. There are also several miles of mountain bike trails that wind through the wooded area.
Playground? Yes, with swings.
Bathroom on Site? Yes.

Price Park

Website: greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/parks-gardens/price-park
Address: 1420 Price Park Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410 (next to Kathleen Clay library)
Features: Beautiful trails – some paved, some rock, picnic shelter and Butterfly Garden.
Walking Path: Beautiful walking trail that provide a scenic wooded view that is stroller friendly.
Playground? No.
Bathroom on Site? In the library.

       

Summerfield Community Park

Website: summerfieldnc.gov/index.asp
Address: 5404 Centerfield Road, Summerfield, NC 27358
Features: Walking and biking trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, exercise stations, fishing, and an outdoor amphitheater.
Walking Path: A great place to go on a walk with the family.  You can walk down to a lake which is viewable from the playground.
Playground: Yes, with swings.
Bathroom on Site: Yes.

Tanger Family Bicentennial Gardens

Website: greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/bicentennial_garden.php
Address:
1105 Hobbs Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410
Features: A 7.5-acre garden with trails, a wedding gazebo, sensory garden and manmade creek. There are beautiful flowers and plantings as well as sculptures throughout.
Walking Path: Paved path that is perfect for a family walk. A decent distance provides for a nice loop around and it is easy to jump onto the path at Bog Gardens as well. There are beautiful flowers to view but also statues and historic information.
Playground: No.
Bathrooms: Yes

The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park

Website: greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/bog_garden.php
Address: 1101 Hobbs Road, Greensboro, NC 27410 (Behind Friendly Center)
Features: Elevated walkway through the gardens’ seven acres. Perfect for a stroller walk!
Walking Path: A great path that is perfect to stop at after visiting the Friendly center with great areas to stop and sit directly off the path.
Playground? No.
Bathroom on Site? No.

 

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