What a great day! We began our day at Northside Lanes. Northside has been been around forever. My parents bowled the Sunday league for a few years when I was a kid (25-30 years ago) and the lanes itself haven't changed that much. The grill is good; we ordered lunch and got our lanes. Our food was delivered right to us while we bowled. We took a break and enjoyed our burgers, fries and onion rings. I definitely recommend the onion rings; they have the perfect fried crunch.
After bowling, we decided to go to Parkland Park. The sun was shining and as usual in the Piedmont Triad, the weather was perfect. When we arrived there were about 10 kids playing on the playground equipment and a pick up football game getting started. Two brothers arrived with their soccer ball while their mom walked the track, same as me. There are swings and climbing playground equipment.
Parkland Park is located at 1660 Brewer Road in Winston-Salem, NC. There are also tennis courts. There are restrooms, which were closed. (Park restrooms typically "close for season" during fall the fall/winter months.) There was a porta-potty.
This little guy saw me taking pictures, stood still, looked right at me and said, "Cheese!" How could I not take his picture? His name is Brysan and he's 2. What a sweet little face!
Most of the kids at the park on this day were around the ages of 2-10. School was out today so there may have been more people than usual on a weekday in the fall. The playground equipment is mostly climbing related and small children should be supervised closely. There are swings, including two for the little ones.
Brysan climbs up the ladder while his sister and friends look on.
Parkland Park is conveniently located off Peters Creek Parkway, around the corner from Parkland High School and Parkland Pool.
Click here to see location of Parkland Park on google maps.