By TMoM Team Member Sandy Harper

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, NC 27262
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, NC 27282
Features: Be sure to read this day trip blog about City Lake Park before you visit! There is so much to do here. Features include paddle boats, picnic areas with shelters, mini golf, a carrousel, multiple playgrounds, amusement rides, and train rides around the lake. Plus, during the summer months, there is a large outdoor swimming pool with water slides! The park also hosts several events throughout the year.
Playground? Yes, several.
Bathroom on Site? Yes, always clean but not near the playground.

Creekside Park

Address: 214 Park Dr, Archdale, NC 27263 (just south of High Point)
Features: Includes tennis & pickleball courts, sand volleyball courts, baseball/softball fields, picnic shelters, horseshoe pit, two playgrounds, restrooms, paved walking trails, basketball courts inside and outside, a disc golf course, exercise equipment, and a new dog park.
Walking Trails? Yes, paved
Yes, two
Bathroom on Site? Yes

Deep River Park

Address: 1529 Skeet Club Road, High Point, NC 27265
Features: Great place to have a picnic, fly kits, or play tennis, baseball, or basketball. Playground, restrooms and picnic shelters are on-site. Close to Chick-fil-A, Panera, Wendy’s, and more restaurants for last-minute picnic meals.
Playground? Yes
Bathroom on Site? Yes

Fourth of July Park

Address: 702 W Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284
Features: Wonderful inclusive playground, walking trails, basketball and tennis courts, skate park, dog park, and 3 covered pavilions.
Walking Trails? Yes
Bathroom on Site? Yes

Lake Thom-A-Lex Park

Address: 700 Yokley Road, Lexington, NC 27292
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!
Playground? Yes
Bathroom on Site? Yes

Oak Hollow Festival Park

Address: 3415 North Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27265
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, NC 27265
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, NC 27284
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 Trail? 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, High Point, NC 27262 (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.
Bathroom on Site? No

Union Cross Park

Address: 1935 Union Cross Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107 (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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