grey adidas trainers Jack Smith Park in Cary
There’s a large dog park, the second for the town; greenway trails; a 10 foot tall climbing rock for beginners to experienced climbers; public art; and a picnic shelter. For families, the biggest news is that the property includes not only another playground for the town, but it’s very first sprayground, which will be open through mid September.
The park opened for play last week with a grand opening celebration planned on Sept. 10. Already, it’s attracting lots of families. More were pulling up into the parking area right next to the play area.
The playground is designed for kids ages 2 to 12 and includes traditional belt and bucket swings, a tire swing, slides and some spring riders,
those little bouncy seats that young kids love. The surface under the play pieces is rubber matting, which is great if you don’t feel like taking home a bunch of sand or mulch in your kid’s shoes.
The playground has two larger play structures. One, with a cover over it to block the sun, is designed for kids ages 2 to 5 or so. There are slides and easy climbing pieces for them to master. For older kids, ages 6 to 12, there’s another structure with ropes and rings for them to climb in and around. There’s no tarp over this piece.
Just down a small hill from the playground, you’ll find a scattering of sheep all sculptures, created by artist William Moore. Kids are welcome to climb on them (Moore is the artist behind KATAL the Dragon at Kids Together Park, also in Cary). This large open space also is great for pick up games of soccer, tag, picnics and whatever else the kids come up with.
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