Play & Splash Destinations: Part 3 – Quaint Parks – Fun Awaits for the Entire Family at These Neighborhood Parks

NC summers are upon us now! That means the kids are home and need to get all that crazy energy out. Luckily, there are tons of amazing parks with playgrounds and splash pads in Forsyth County. In part three of the Play & Splash Destinations series, I’m covering some of the quaint and neighborhood parks our county has to offer that might not be as well known. Each provides plenty of fun for the entire family.  

You Don’t Need to Live in These Neighborhoods to Enjoy These Amazing Parks 

These parks are nestled in various Winston-Salem neighborhoods and parts of town. That might make them easy to miss, but that shouldn’t be the case this summer. Each offers amazing opportunities for family fun from cooling off at a splash pad to climbing rock walls at a playground. 

Little Creek Park

This park features some great amenities for families and is snuggly located deep in a neighborhood off Jonestown Road. One great thing about this park is it has an enclosed playground, splash pad and picnic shelter all within close proximity of one another. The Little Creek Greenway also is a wonderful paved trail that leads up to Hilton Garden Inn off Hanes Mall Boulevard. Other features of the park include basketball courts, soccer field, baseball/softball diamond and tennis courts. 

Location: 698 Foxcroft Drive, Winston-Salem

Sprague Street Park

This park is home to Winston-Salem’s newest splash pad (it opened in July 2023)! The splash pad has something none of the others do…a waterslide! There is also a small playground and plenty of room to run around in. It’s located beside Sprague Street Community Center which has a computer lab, gymnasium and even meeting rooms available for rent. 

Location: 2200 Tryon Street, Winston-Salem

Hanes Park

Located in the West End neighborhood between William G. White Jr. Family YMCA and R.J. Reynolds High School, this quaint park offers relaxation and fun. There is a relatively new playground and tennis courts, a full-size track and a baseball/softball diamond. The stone steps, creek and classic-looking bridge provide some great photo opportunities. 

Location: 1404 W. Northwest Boulevard, Winston-Salem

Happy Hill Park 

The playground and splash pad at this park are right beside each other which makes it easy for back-and-forth play on each. This playground is one of the city’s newer ones and features rubberized flooring materials. There is a full track, paved walking trail, basketball court and picnic shelter. 

Location: 1230 Alder Street, Winston-Salem

Rupert Bell Park

This park features yet another wonderful splash pad, full of watery fun. Other features of this park include a playground, baseball/softball diamond, basketball court and picnic shelters. Plus, this park includes some more unique amenities, such as horseshoe pits and bocce courts.

Location: 1501 Mt. Zion Place, Winston-Salem

Be on the lookout for part four of Play & Splash Destinations in next month’s issue. It’ll feature places with amazing walking trails – with plenty of shade just in time for the August heat. Be sure to check out parts one and two on for more play and splash destination ideas!


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