Chapel Hill's Homestead Park has a sweet play space that some families refer to as "Dinosaur Park."
That's because of the giant purple dinosaur. You don't see many stand-alone slides these days, but this one is worth noting. Kids climb up the dinosaur's back and zoom out of his chest down the double slide.
Otherwise, this colorful playground - including purples and teals - offers pretty standard play equipment. You'll find more slides, tunnels, monkey bars and pieces for kids to manipulate. Playground Review: Homestead Park
I particularly love when play sets include pieces underneath the slides and deck above for kids. At Homestead, there's a little tunnel, counter and steering wheel in the cozy, shaded spot underneath the main play piece.
The surface here is rubber matting under the play sets and mulch under the swings (belt and bucket, included). The bathroom is right nearby. And there are ball fields, trails, a dog park, a skate park, the Homestead Aquatic Center and more here as well.
For a closer look, watch the video tour.
Homestead Park is found at 100 Northern Park Dr. in Chapel Hill.