Updated by the TMoM team

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, and 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
Greensboro & Surrounding Areas
Winston-Salem & Surrounding Areas

Armstrong Park
Location: 305 E. Parkway Avenue, High Point
Features: An ADA playground, lighted baseball field, two picnic shelters, restrooms, two unlighted tennis courts, and a small creek that is great for catching tadpoles.
Playground? Yes
Bathroom on Site? Yes

City Lake Park
Address: 602 W. Main St, Jamestown
Features: Be sure to read this day trip blog about City Lake Park before you visit! There is so much to do here: paddle boats, picnic areas with shelters, mini golf, a carrousel, multiple playgrounds, amusement rides, train rides around the lake, and during the summer months, a large outdoor swimming pool with water slides! The park also hosts several events throughout the year. Visit the web site for more info!
Playground? Yes – several
Bathroom on Site? Yes, always clean but not near the playground

Creekside Park
Address: 214 Park Dr, Archdale (just south of High Point)
Features: Includes tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, picnic shelters, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pit, two playgrounds, restrooms and paved walking trails.
Playground? Yes – 2
Bathroom on Site? Yes

Deep River Park
Address: 1529 Skeet Club Road, High Point
Features: Great place to have a picnic, fly a kits, or play tennis, baseball or basketball. Playground, restrooms and picnic shelters on site. Close to Chick-fil-A, Panera, Wendy’s, and more restaurants for last-minute picnic meals.
Playground? Yes
Bathroom on Site? Yes

Lake Thom-A-Lex Park
Address: 700 Yokley Road, Lexington
Features: Four picnic shelters that can be reserved. If planning a birthday party here, consider renting Shelter 1 because it’s the closest to the playground. There are also three large piers for fishing, as well as a boat launch. A bait shop is on the premises for supplies so bring some cash! More details on web site.
Playground? Yes
Bathroom on Site? Yes

Oak Hollow Festival Park
Address: 3415 North Centennial Street, High Point
Features: An indoor and outdoor tennis center, picnic areas, a scenic overlook, an 18-hole golf course, a children’s play area, and a full-service 90-site family campground. Boating, fishing, sailing, skiing, and swimming are just some of the recreational opportunities available.
Playground? Yes – defined as a “play area”
Bathroom on Site? Yes

The Piedmont Environmental/Greenway Trail
Address: 1220 Penny Road, High Point
Walking Trail: Eleven miles of hiking/walking/cycling trails that wind along creek beds, forests and meadows. The greenway can be accessed at many neighborhood parks that include: Armstrong Park, Kirkman Park School, McCain Park, the Little Red School House, Gibson Park, Piedmont Parkway. The trail hours are sunrise to sunset and is open 7 days a week.
Playground? No
Bathroom on Site? Yes, inside the facility

Triad Park
Address: 9652 West Market St, Kernersville
Features: Three playgrounds, rock climbing walls, tennis courts, picnic shelters, softball fields, volleyball, horseshoe pits, paved trails for biking and walking, a soccer field, and a fishing pond. Tip: If you are meeting friends at this park, be sure to specify which playground. The park is huge with many places to meet. TMoM’s favorite spot: turn right after the guard house and go all the way to the end of the road. Playground on the left. Clean bathrooms throughout the park.
Walking Path: Yes, Triad Park offers 3 loops ranging from a 1/2 mile to 1.2 miles. The trails are in a beautiful forest setting good for all skill levels. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash.
Playground? Yes – three!
Bathroom on Site? Yes – and they’re clean!

Triangle Park
Address: 500 Colonial Drive (Nestled in Old Emerywood and it gets its name from its triangle shape)
Features: This is one of many “mini parks” in High Point, and it’s a favorite for local readers. It features a great playground, swing set, slide and picnic tables. It’s the perfect place to go with the kids after school.
Playground? Yes – with swings too
Bathroom on Site? No

Union Cross Park
Address: 1935 Union Cross Road in Winston-Salem (just off Hwy 311 at the Union Cross Rd. exit)
Features: Excellent softball facilities. Other facilities include: picnic shelters, walking path, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, lit basketball courts, restrooms and a playground. It is a great central location.
Playground? Yes
Bathroom on Site? Yes

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