North Carolina

Quick Guide to Parks in Asheville

Just moved to the Asheville area? Long-time resident looking to find the perfect park? Or only visiting and want to find a dog park or a playground? With our Quick Guide, it's easier than ever to find what you're looking for. Just click a link below to find a...

Quick Guide to Parks in the Research Triangle

Looking for the right neighborhood park in Raleigh? Just moved to Cary? Long-time resident looking to find the perfect park in Durham? Or only visiting and want to find a dog park or a playground in Chapel Hill?

Quick Guide to Charlotte Parks

Looking for the perfect park in the Charlotte metro area? With our Quick Guide, it's easier than ever to find what you're looking for. Just click a link below to find a...

Fun Things to Do in Asheville This Memorial Day Weekend

For all the latest family-friendly events in Western North Carolina, check out our Events Page!

Wondering what's going on in Western North Carolina this weekend? ParkGrades.com is here to help! Here's our round-up:

Friday, May 27

7 Great Parks Along I-85 (Charlotte to Greenville)

You can take Interstate 85 from Montgomery, Alabama all the way through Atlanta, Charlotte, and the Research Triangle. If you're traveling with a family along I-85, you may find yourself wanting (or needing!) to stop for a picnic, take a short break from driving, or just to let the children burn off some energy.

To help, we've identified seven of the best parks along Interstate 85. Your road trips will never be the same!

Fun Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend

Friday, August 5

Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Asheville and WNC

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Saturday, August 13

Family-Friendly Things to Do This Weekend in Charlotte

Friday, August 19

10 Great Parks Along I-40 (Nashville to Knoxville to Asheville)

Road Trip Guide to Parks along I-40

If you're traveling with a family along I-40, you may find yourself wanting (or needing!) to stop for a picnic, take a short break from driving, or just to let the kids (or the dog) stretch their legs. To help, we've identified 10 of the best parks along Interstate 40 between Nashville and Asheville. Your road trips will never be the same!

Five Splash Pads in the Charlotte Metro Area

Take a break from the heat at one of these Splash Parks in the Charlotte Metro Area:

10 Dog Parks in the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill)

Bring Rover on over to run, jump, and meet other dogs (and their owners) at one of these 10 Dog Parks in the Research Triangle:

Dog Parks in Asheville and Western North Carolina

Bring Rover on over to run, jump, and meet other dogs (and their owners) at one of these 4 Dog Parks in Asheville and Western North Carolina:

Five Disc Golf Courses in the Research Triangle

Get outside and enjoy a round of disc golf at one of these five parks in the Research Triangle:

Research Triangle Playgrounds Guide: Tire Swings, Splashpads, Fenced Play Areas, Carousels, Trains, and more!

You don't have to travel all the way to Disneyworld to make the kids' day! With our Research Triangle Playgrounds Guide, it's easier than ever before to find the perfect place for a birthday party, play date, or a Sunday afternoon.

Just click below to find playgrounds that have the exact feature you're looking for: