April 8, 2016
This evening, we had about 30 minutes of time between dance class and soccer practice to run off some steam, so we headed over to Memorial Park. I can not tell you the last time we went to this park, it has been probably 5 or more years. I never think of this location and we only decided to go because the downtown park is being renovated. This is the next closest park and WOW have we been missing out!
The park itself has so much for kids to do; the equipment is challenging and fun and not your traditional playground. There were exercise areas all around the playground which I thought was neat, not that I got to do any of it since I was chasing Mr. One. The 30 minutes flew by and the kids want to come back as soon as possible.
I enjoyed watching the kids figure out how to play on this equipment. They weren’t just simple slides and ladders and swings, they used their minds to climb and jump and do things differently than most parks we frequent.
Because it had been a while since we had been to Memorial Park I had forgotten everything that there is to do! Not only is there a playground but there is so much more including; horse shoe courts(many!), tennis courts, baseball fields, picnic area and shelter, and so much more! I can see this being a great place for family cookouts, birthday parties and team get togethers.
It’s pretty high off the ground in some spots. Mr. Three was a bit apprehensive at first.
The playground itself was great for the older kids. At first I thought my one year old wouldn’t be able to do anything because the equipment was so complicated. I was surprised as he explored and tried things he hadn’t before. It would be nice to have a toddler / infant area as I’m sure it gets a bit crazy on days and at times more kids are around. We hit it at an awesome time of day and were by ourselves.
There are bathrooms nearby and plenty of space for the kids to run around without worrying about vehicles/safety. We will most certainly be back soon to play again. I’m looking forward to taking the grandparents to this park with us next time they visit.
Learn more about the park, get directions, and read up on Southern Pines Parks and Recreation HERE.