Playgrounds

Indian Trail Park PlaygroundDurham 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.

Playgrounds are open!
Playground users are encouraged to maintain social distance, wear masks/face coverings when social distancing is not possible, and wash or sanitize hands often!

W.D. Hill Playground Closed


The playground at W.D. Hill is closed while repairs are made after a power outage required work crews to dig up a portion of the surfacing in the playground.

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, boulder
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
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
Durham Central Park 5-12 No No Skate park
East Durham Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
East End Park 5-12 No No Sprayground (seasonal)
Edgemont Park 5-12 Yes No
Elmira Avenue Park 5-12 No No
Forest Hills Park 5-12 Yes Yes 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 Shaded, Fitness Trail
Lakeview Park 5-12 Yes No
Long Meadow Park 2-5, 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 Accessible playground
Northgate Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
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
Orchard Park 2-12 Yes Yes
Oval Drive Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
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
Rockwood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Rocky Creek Park 2-5 Yes Yes Shaded
Shady Oaks Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Sherwood Park* 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Solite Park 5-12 Yes Yes
Trinity Park* 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Twin Lakes Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes Shaded
Unity Village Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
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 Boulder
Whippoorwill Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes
Wrightwood Park 2-5, 5-12 Yes Yes

*park is surrounded by a fence