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Playground Review: Walltown Park in Durham

Posted January 24, 2013

My older daughter loves to climb and Walltown Park playground could quickly rise to the top of her list of favorite playgrounds in the Triangle.

The brightly colored equipment features at least a dozen ways to climb, pull up and move around. There's a small rock climbing wall, ropes, leaf-shaped steps, ladders and a contraption that involves kids sticking their feet in circles and pulling themselves from one end to the other.

The playground, which sits next to the Walltown Recreation Center (where you'll find bathrooms), features play equipment designed for kids 2 to 5 and 5 to 12. You'll find a strip of plastic bongos and other drums to bang on and a tire swing. The surface under all of the equipment is mulch.

While much of the play equipment is pretty standard - steps, ladders, manipulatives - the size of the structure for older kids and the number of climbing pieces make it unique. One drawback: It didn't look like there was much shade here in the summer.

Except for an opening to get in and out, the playground is enclosed by a chain link fence. And that's a good thing as busy Guess Road borders one side of the park. The park sits right near Northgate Mall, where you'll find lots of indoor fun for kids, and a few miles from the always popular Museum of Life and Science.

For a closer look, watch my video tour. Walltown Park playground Playground Review: Walltown Park in Durham

Find {a href="external_link-1"}}Walltown Park{{/a}} at 1308 W. Club Blvd. in Durham. Note: The entrance for the playground is off Lancaster Street.

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