Had enough sun? Check out the cool and shady North Main Rotary Park. KAG Contributor Deidre and her son love this park and think you will too. After all, it offers a playground you won’t see at every park, a cool amphitheater and more!
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About North Main Rotary Park
First off, North Main Rotary Park is shady, which you’ll really appreciate on a hot summer day. This park is surrounded by tall trees on three sides keeping it well-shaded all summer long! Plus North Main Rotary Park has a stream running through it and includes several different areas to play. And really, what child doesn’t love exploring a stream on a hot day?
We parked in a lot right next to the Bobby Pearse Community Center on Townes rather than park on along the road near the baseball field. That meant we needed to cross a bridge into the park. How cool to cross a bridge and end up in a woodland park!
The climbing structure at Rotary Park
As we entered the first park’s zone, we saw picnic areas, swings and a fun climbing structure. It was so much fun swinging up to and seeing the tall trees. We spent a lot of time in this area, most of it swinging.
Ball fields and a basketball court at North Main Rotary Park
We then walked up to the baseball field we had seen while trying to find the park. My son and I didn’t bring a ball, glove or bat so, we kept exploring. It looked like a great place to play ball though.
In a corner of the park we found a fenced in basketball court with a single hoop. We decided this would be a fun place to play a game of Horse!
Just past the basketball court we saw a bat house high up in a tree. It was way too early in the day to see bats, but we still looked for them. It would be fun to see one high up in the trees – maybe we’ll head back one evening soon!
The amphitheatre at North Main Rotary Park
Beyond the bat house up on a hill be found a small amphitheater. What fun it would be to bring books to share or music to sing or play to act there. It is separated from the playground zone by a stream. Kids could perform or read there and, in case they’re shy, no one would see them from below.
I was impressed that this park was so clean, so quiet, and such fun. We will be going back to visit it over and over again.
Visit North Main Rotary Park
904 Townes Street, Greenville
(North Main Street & Ashley Avenue)
Visit the park website here.
Have you ever taken your kids to North Main Rotary Park?