Playgrounds

Indian Trail Park and Morreene Road Park Playgrounds

Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) manages 56 playgrounds at 54 parks throughout the City! Playgrounds provide a safe place for children to play, connect, and learn.

Playground Safety Tips

Please follow these guidelines to ensure safe play:

  • Adult supervision is recommended. Active supervision can prevent playground injuries.
  • Choose play equipment that is appropriate for the child’s age. Follow posted signs indicating appropriate age.
  • Check the area for hazards before allowing children to play, i.e. broken equipment, broken glass, trip hazards. If you find a hazard, please do not allow your child to play near or around it. Please report any hazards to Amy Pehowic, 919-560-4355, ext. 27212.
  • Remove helmets before playing on the playground. Avoid wearing scarves, drawstrings, or other types of clothing that could get caught on equipment and become a strangulation hazard.
  • Check to make sure the equipment isn’t too hot! Play equipment that is in the sun can get very hot.
  • Keep small children from putting pieces of playground mulch into their mouths.
  • As with visiting any public spaces, wash hands after playing on the playground, and especially before eating.

Playground Closures


Rockwood Park Youth Playground Structure Closed

New playground equipment coming soon! The new equipment and colors have been selected! The youth playground structure has been removed. Construction is expected to be completed in Fall/Winter of 2021.

Playground Features

Park Recommended Age for Play Structures Swings - Standard Swings - Toddler (Bucket Swing) Special Features
American Village Park 2-12 Yes Yes Sand pit
Bay-Hargrove Park 2-12 Yes No
Bethesda Park* 2-12 Yes No Tire swing
Burch Avenue Park* 2-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Burton Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
C.M. Herndon Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes No
C.R. Wood Park 2-12 Yes Yes
Campus Hills Park 2-5, 5-12 No No
Cook Road Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Partial Unitary Surface
Cornwallis Road Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Crest Street Park 2-12 Yes No
Drew / Granby Park 2-12 Yes Yes Accessible swing
Duke Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface on separate Toddler Playground
Durham Central Park 5-12 No No Unitary Surface, Skate park
East Durham Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Partial Unitary Surface
East End Park 5-12 No No Sprayground (seasonal)
Edgemont Park 5-12 Yes No Outdoor Fitness Equipment available for 13+
Elmira Avenue Park 5-12 No No
Forest Hills Park 5-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface, Accessible Swing, Sprayground (seasonal)
Garrett Road Park 5-12 No No Tire swing
Grant Park (North) 2-5 No No
Hillside Park 5-12 No No
Holt School Road Park 2-12 Yes Yes Shaded, Nature Trail
Indian Trail Park 2-5, 5-12 No No Disc Swing, Shaded, Fitness Trail
Lakeview Park 5-12 Yes No
Long Meadow Park 5-12 Yes Yes
Lyon Park 5-12 Yes Yes
Maplewood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Morreene Road Park 2-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface, Accessible playground
Northgate Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Separate Toddler Playground
Oakwood Park 2-5, 5-12 No No Tire swing
Old Chapel Hill Road Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Old North Durham Park 5-12 No No Disc Swing
Orchard Park 2-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface, Accessible Swing, Sand Pit
Oval Drive Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Lazy River feature
Piney Wood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Red Maple Park 5-12 Yes No
Rock Quarry Park (at Edison Johnson Recreation Center) 5-12 Yes No Sprayground (seasonal), Sand Pit, Outdoor Fitness Equipment available for 13+
Rockwood Park 2-5 Yes Yes Shaded
Rocky Creek Park 2-5 Yes Yes Shaded
Shady Oaks Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Sherwood Park* 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Solite Park 5-12 Yes Yes
Trinity Park* 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded, Toddler Playground fenced
Twin Lakes Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded, Roller Slide
Unity Village Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Valley Springs Park 2-5, 5-12 No No
W.D. Hill Recreation Center* 5-12 No No
Walltown Park* 2-5, 5-12 No No Tire swing
Weaver Street Park* 5-12 Yes No
Westover Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface
Whippoorwill Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Unitary Surface
Wrightwood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded

*park is surrounded by a fence