City, county parks and playgrounds

When you're looking for something fun and inexpensive to do, check out one of these parks.

We're lucky here in North Carolina to have gorgeous weather and great parks. And if you're looking for a cheap and easy way to have some fun, explore a park with your kids. Here are links to park systems across the Triangle, along with some parks you shouldn't miss.

But that doesn't mean there aren't other great parks across the Triangle. We'll be reviewing local parks here on a regular basis on Fridays. Just check our resource pages for "park and playground reviews" for the latest. And don't miss our resource pages on "state parks."

This list is arranged by the largest systems first: Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake County and Chapel Hill. The rest are listed alphabetically.

Have fun!