Although most children make the beach and ocean their playground while on the Outer Banks, there are several Parks and Playgrounds in the area for them to enjoy! Get out and explore areas of the Outer Banks many have never seen before. You'll be glad you did!
Location: Schoolhouse Lane
Playground Equipment available approximately 2 blocks past the Lighthouse.
Location: Duck Road
Duck's newest park features a playground with jungle gym and lots of grassy areas to play. Wooden walkways and garden paths offer many opportunities to see wildlife as well as take in the beautiful scenery and water views. During the summer months, Duck Soundside Park features many events including evening concerts, Tai Chi, and Storytime at the Park. Duck plans on expanding the walkway in the next few years to offer even more areas to explore.
Location: Currituck Mainland
Approximately 4 miles over the bridge on the Currituck Mainland is Currituck Soundside Park. With walking/bike paths, baseball fields, tennis courts, boat ramp and pier. Playground area with covered picnic tables, grilling area and restrooms. Lots of open space for soccer games, tag, kite flying and more.
Location: Woods Road, Kitty Hawk
Located next to the Dominion Power building on the Woods Road, this park features kids swings, a merry go round, slide and jungle gyms for both older and younger children. Picnic tables are available and bike/jogging path is nearby for family walks.
Location: Woods Road, Kitty Hawk
Nice wooden walkway through the marshes and coastal preserve area of Kitty Hawk. See turtles, birds and other wildlife. Recently expanded, Sandy Run has added a fishing area, kayak launches, picnic and grilling areas, basketball court, and plenty of parking.
Location: Kitty Hawk Road
Located just across from the Fire Dept in Kitty Hawk, this cement skate park welcomes skateboards, bikes, and in-line skates. The large grassy dog run provides a fenced area for pets with benches, shaded picnic area, and restrooms for their owners.
Location: West Hayman Street, Kill Devil Hills MP 5.5
Hayman Street Park has a nice big open field great for playing catch, soccer, or tag. Plus, it has a playground with jungle gym, slides, swings, and of course lots of trees to climb. A grilling and picnic area is also available.
Location: Kill Devil Hills MP 7
Located between the Dare Center Shopping Center and Kill Devil Hills Fire Department, Meekins Field has a playground with swings and playset, tennis courts and a baseball field. It's currently undergoing renovations after the building of the new Kill Devil Hills water tower.
Location: Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills MP 8
Located near the Dare County Water Plant and behind the Outer Banks Brewing Station, Rec Park features a playground and baseball fields as well as tennis courts and soccer fields. The playground area consists of swings and slides as well as a picnic area.
Location: 3005 S. Croatan Hwy (across from YMCA)
This newest addition to Nags Head at the old location of Dowdy's amusement Park features playground equipment for children of all abilities. This is the first accessible park on the Outer Banks. Swings, slides, restrooms, a fitness trail, and even amphitheater cover this 5 acre greenspace.
Location: West Barnes Street, Nags Head MP 11
Turn off Route 158 at Ace Hardware and proceed about 1/4 mile. Park is on the left. Nags Head Town Park features playground with swings and slides as well as a picnic area with grills and tables. Nature trail through Nags Head Woods nearby that leads to a small soundside beach.
Location: Just across from Jennette's Pier, Nags Head MP 16
The 2 acre park contains additional parking for the Pier as well as bocci ball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, benches and a walking trail. The playground equipment is ADA approved and contains slides, ramps, steps and small “rock” climbing walls available for children of all abilities.
Location: Manteo Waterfront
Located at the end of Queen Elizabeth Avenue, the Waterfront Park features a playground and picnic area. Take a stroll along the waterfront docks and view the boats and shops along this historic waterfront. Bridge leads to the Elizabeth II and Roanoke Island Festival Park.
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