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Playground Review: North Cary Park

Posted March 8, 2012

For all sorts of reasons, I'm often in the general vicinity of North Cary Park. And though I'd heard of its giant boulders and tall slides, I didn't make it there until a few weeks ago on a very warm, February day.

And that's when I asked myself why I hadn't been here before. This park, which surely is leafy in the spring and summer, offers a great mix of play equipment and open space for play, along with paved trails, picnic shelters and more. North Cary Park's climbing boulders Review: North Cary Park

I love when parks offer unique features and North Cary Park has them. First there are two, tall slides built into hills. They are steep enough that my older daughter is able to slide down the rubber surfacing that the slides sit on top of. She had a blast. And so did my two-year-old once she figured out that she needed to slow herself down with her feet as she descended.

North Cary Park might be even better known for its eight-foot climbing boulders, which sit on top of blue rubber surfacing. These are built for a variety of skill levels. My six-year-old had fun attempting to make it to the top. Her two-year-old sister had fun mastering the much smaller boulders that sit nearby.

North Cary Park also offers a traditional playground, sand area and swings. Don't miss the belt swings, which sit away from the main playground and near a second hill slide (for lack of a better term). You'll also find restrooms with changing tables and picnic shelters here.

For a closer look at the park, watch the video.

Find North Cary Park at 1100 Norwell Blvd. in Cary.

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  • shall6 Mar 10, 2012

    Thank you gennyanddave!

    Sarah

  • gennyanddave Mar 9, 2012

    LOVE the video review! Awesome idea! There are so many parks in the area and we just end up going to the ones we know. These videos will definitely make me want to branch out and try a few new ones! :)

  • dontbringdownthemonk Mar 9, 2012

    I often wondered what Cary did with the trees and rocks they cleared out when they leveled the land.