Thursday, September 23, 2010

Visit Triad Park!

Triad Park, on the Guilford/Forsyth Counties border, is 426 acres of pure playing bliss.  The park is a joint venture between the two counties, and it has so much to offer!  There are three playgrounds, a catch-and-release fishing pond, a rock climbing playground, soccer and softball fields, seven volleyball courts, nine horseshoe pits, a hiking trail loop, a paved path system, picnic tables with grills, three gazebo shelters, and three picnic shelters.  (Whew!  Let me stop and take my breath!)

As you enter the park and go to your right, one of the first activities you come to is the rock climbing playground.  It's in the same area as the soccer field.  Each rock is labeled with the appropriate age level.  There are fun "finds" carved into the rocks-- if you look closely, you'll see lizards, frogs, crabs and more!

The fishing pond is between the soccer field and first playground.  It's down a steep hill and is not considered wheelchair accessible.  Once you get down to the pond, there are plenty of benches to sit and fish.  All North Carolina Wildlife Fish and Game regulations apply.  It is a catch-and-release pond, and live minnow bait is allowed.  The pond is stocked seasonally with bass and bream.

You can obtain a fishing license at Salem Lake, Wal-Mart and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Triad Park never gets boring.  With three playgrounds, we love to start at one and work our way to the next one.  Every playground has nice, bouncy rubbery matting beneath.  The equipment is varied at each area.  And there is smaller equipment for the 2-5 years olds in each play space.

With 426 acres of open area, woods, ponds and meadows, there is sure to be wildlife abound.  On a walk along the paved path, the only wildlife we saw were lots of squirrels and this busy spider!

For more information about Triad Park, visit their website.  You will find hours, directions, and facility rental prices there.

We love Triad Park!  You will, too!

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