Oh to be a kid again on summer break. Picture it—school’s out, the sun’s out, and best of all seemingly endless days just waiting to be filled with playdates, trips to the museum, or perhaps even a special vacation. Nonetheless, the extensive list slowly dwindles until it finally reaches a complete standstill. Instead, take advantage of these free and fun parks in Greenville, NC:
First up is the Town Common, located at 105 E. 1st St. in Greenville. This technologically savvy and fun playground was designed with the intent to suit people of all ages—and it doesn’t disappoint. Just recently completed, this 21-acre park boasts a Greenville Toyota Amphitheater, paved walking trails, fishing piers, and a one-acre playground with a kid-friendly zip line, and many other free amenities guaranteed to keep your kids happy all summer long.
Next up on the list is Jaycee Park, located at 2000 Cedar Lane in Greenville. Not only does this park have all the usual characteristics but is well known for both it’s outdoor and INDOOR fun for kids of all ages! This park offers everything from a BMX/Skateboard Park to an auditorium and everything in between including indoor arts & crafts and pottery programs. Your kids can go from playing on a great playscape to taking an art class.
Elm Street Park, at 1055 S Elm St, Greenville, NC, offers wonderful shaded playscape areas to keep your kids cool in those warm summer months. This park offers a specially designed handicap-accessible baseball park which offers great fun.
H. Boyd Lee Park, located at 5184 Corey Rd, Greenville, NC 27858, is another playground with various events and fun all summer long. From 6 am to 11 pm, all are invited to play on the beautiful playgrounds, or use one of the great picnic spots available. Another park loved by many also has both a softball and baseball field and a gymnasium.
Next up on the list is the beautiful Peppermint Park, located at 1400 Brownlea Drive in Greenville. This park is beloved by many for its smaller, more traditional playground atmosphere that offers your traditional swings along with two playscapes. The covered picnic shelter offers the perfect escape from the sun during the warm summer.
Paramore Park, a highly regarded park on 401 E. Firetower Road in Greenville is next up on the list, with review claims like, “Hands down best playground in Greenville, NC”. Thanks to the divide between younger and older children play areas, all are able to enjoy what Paramore Park has to offer for fun. Playground equipment is available for all to use, and there are plenty of cool, shady areas to relax and have a picnic.
Finally, Alice F. Keen Park is a beloved spot guaranteed to help fill your long summer days. Located at 4561 County Home Rd in Greenville, there are tons of events, paved bike paths, picnic tables, and of course playgrounds! This is sure to be at the top of your list for places to visit this summer, as it is for many, clear through all the raving reviews.
Children’s Campus of Greenville is dedicated to safe, summer fun activities in our 5-star child development programs. If you are interested in our daycare services, please contact us to schedule a tour by giving us a call at 252-756-8200.