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Raleigh's Millbrook Exchange playground to get major overhaul

Posted January 27, 2013

I was excited to learn late last week that the playground at Millbrook Exchange Park in north Raleigh will get a major overhaul this year.

The aging playground will close Monday and reopen May 30 after a massive project that includes brand new playground equipment, rubber surfacing and more.

Here's what's planned for the new playground, according to a Raleigh press release. Click here to find more pictures of the new playground (scroll down a bit on the page and you'll see a link to a pdf).

  • A play area for kids ages 2 to 5 that will accommodate about 20 children. It will include composite play equipment with platforms and roofs, along with slides, climbers and acoustic instruments. A swing set will include one tot seat and one chair seat with harness. There will be two spring riders. One will be a horse, another a mini bike.
  • A play area for kids ages 5 to 12 that will accommodate about 90 children. This includes composite play equipment with platforms and roofs. The multi-level play structure will have slides, climbers, overhead climbers, bridges, play panels and exercise bars. A swing set with two belt swings is planned.

Other highlights include poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing, except in the sand area. The sand area will have two sand diggers, including a wheelchair accessible digger. The sidewalk will be painted with two hopscotch games and a four-square game, the release said.

The city also is bringing in picnic tables, including one wheelchair accessible table, benches, shade trees, a centrally located natural area and fence.

Millbrook Exchange, 1905 Spring Forest Rd., is a great park, with a wonderful pool that's open year-round, along with a seasonal sprayground and wading pool.

The current playground, which included metal slides and a sandy surface, can definitely use an update. I'm looking forward to the changes!


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  • Bklyn2Raleigh Jan 28, 12:05 p.m.

    Amen! Millbrook Exchange park was the saddest playground

  • AnneM71 Jan 28, 11:55 a.m.

    I am very excited. When my grandsons come to visit we go to the different parks. This one will be done when they come to visit.

  • TeresaBee Jan 28, 11:13 a.m.

    I am so excited about this and I don't even have any young children! Love Millbrook Exchange Park.