A young boy wearing a straw hat and sunglasses licking a popsicle.

Kicking Off Summer With Raleigh Parks

Summer is the perfect time to relax and unwind with friends or embark on a new adventure.  Here are a few ideas to get you started!

•    Check out a free Explorer Backpack and set out on a kid-friendly trail.
•    Find a playground you have never visited and burn some energy!
•    Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of music at the Summer Concert Series.
•    Stroll through the sensory and nature play garden at Durant Nature Preserve.
•    Visit Walnut Creek Wetland Park for free, self-guided activities like a scavenger
      hunt or craft.
•    Cool down with the interactive water feature at John Chavis Memorial Park.
•    Explore the Capital Area Greenway system, with over 100 miles of trails, each with
     unique features, destinations, and character.
•    Follow along with a StoryWalk® at the park.  It’s a great way to encourage reading
     while enjoying the outdoors!