Oakwood Park is a smaller neighborhood park in Chapel Hill, not too far from University Mall. It got a major overhaul in 2011 when the town removed the old play structures and installed new ones.
The result is a sweet playground that features a nice blend of the traditional slides, swings and monkey bars and newer designs with fun ways to climb and play. A highlight: The large teeter totter with a spring that kids actually stand on.
I love that the playground is completely enclosed by a fence. And I'm told the neighbors have chickens, which you can sometimes see through the fence.
For a closer look, watch the quick video tour.
Oakwood Park is at 20 Oakwood Dr. in Chapel Hill. There are tennis courts and some open space across the street from the playground. There are no bathrooms here. Parking is on the street.