As I say in the video, I like to know about parks near shopping areas. It's a good way to wear an antsy kid out after she's sat in a shopping cart or stroller for a bit too long.
North Hills Park off Currituck Drive is a mile from the North Hills shopping area in Raleigh. This isn't a major park, but it includes a nice playground with some very tall tube slides, along with some ball fields, tennis courts and a paved connection to the city's extensive greenway system. And as a mom on Twitter reminded me, the playground is surrounded by some tall trees, offering some nice shade in the summer. Park Review: North Hills Park
Check it out in the video. North Hills Park is at 100 Chowan St.