The Park at Flat Rock: Amazing Obstacle Course Playground in Flat Rock, NC

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Have you visited the Park at Flat Rock in Flat Rock, NC? We are always looking for fun and entertaining playgrounds for our kids and we hit the jackpot with The Park at Flat Rock.

The Park at Flat Rock is just an hour from Greenville, SC, and in our experience, it’s totally a worthy day trip spot near Hendersonville, NC.

I visit Flat Rock, NC often because my family loves to go to the Carl Sandburg Home for hiking and the opportunity to play with goats. It was on one of these adventures that we came across probably one of the coolest playgrounds I had been to with my kids at The Park at Flat Rock. 

This article includes:
About the Park at Flat Rock
What is that super cool playground in Flat Rock, NC?
Things to near The Park at Flat Rock
Quick Review

Playground equipment at the Park at Flat Rock

The Park at Flat Rock

The park itself is beautiful and spacious, with 66 acres of green space and a 1.3 mile paved trail perfect for runners, walkers, and strollers. Bring a picnic blanket, lunch, and you’ve got a great day ahead of you there. 

There is a pavilion you can rent out for events like birthday parties. It is located right next to the playground for little kids, which is great for keeping an eye on kids. 

There are indoor bathrooms that are exceptionally clean as well plus a deck in the back of the building where the bathrooms are located where you can hang out and relax and take in pretty views of the park. 

The park at Flat Rock

The Playgrounds

There are two playgrounds, the Tot Lot, which was finished in 2019, and the Bryan Playground, a maze of rope and obstacle courses, slides, and climbing walls. 

The Bryan Playground is designed for kids ages 5-12 and it is so cool. It is two levels high with the second level having walkways and a giant rope net. The level below is full of fun obstacles with ropes, monkey bars, and shaky balance beams. On the other side of the hill from the Bryan Playground are a climbing wall and giant tunnel that goes the distance to the playground area. 

The Park at Flat Rock

The Tot Lot has a double swing that has a baby swing on one side and a platform for an older child or parent to stand and swing on the opposite side. It has smaller playground equipment for toddlers also. 

The only shaded area is the pavilion next to the Tot Lot. While there are big rocks and benches for seating around the larger playground, there aren’t any shaded areas. You will find picnic tables in both areas.

Green Space and Nature Trails

Another great thing about the Park at Flat Rock are the pretty nature trails and paths two walk along gardens, woods, and a creek. They are easy, flat trails and many can be done with a stroller. We brought along our baby nephew on a recent trip and he loved cruising in the stroller and looking around at all the trees.

Nearby Things to Do

The Park at Flat Rock is right off Highway 25 and an easy drive from Greenville. There are several things to do near Hendersonville, NC and Flat Rock, NC to make the most out of the trip, such as:

  • Hiking at the Carl Sandburg Home and visiting the goats
  • Strolling through downtown Hendersonville
  • Eating at the Village Bakery (get the pizza and goat cheese salad)
  • Shopping at the Wrinkled Egg
  • Tubing the Green River
  • Hiking around the Green River Gamelands

The Park at Flat Rock, Quick Review


  • Super unique play structures
  • Restrooms on site
  • Picnic tables, and a covered picnic pavilion
  • Nature trail and green space


  • Not a lot of shade, so be prepared with water, hats, and sunscreen

The Park at Flat Rock is free to visit and open dawn to dusk daily.

The Park at Flat Rock
55 Highland Golf Drive, Flat Rock, NC

Hendersonville, NC

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About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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