3 Raleigh Parks to Explore

Before the hot, sticky days of summer arrive, 3 Raleigh parks to explore will surely make you want to celebrate the fact that the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the flowers are blooming! Spring is in the air in Raleigh! It truly is the perfect season to explore parks and gardens bursting with colorful blossoms to treat the eye and songs of the birds to delight the ear.

First on the list is Dorthea Dix Park

This 308-acre property was acquired by the City of Raleigh in 2015 and instantly became the largest city park in the City of Oaks. A perfect blend of historic architecture and rich landscapes located on the edge of downtown Raleigh. During spring, a bountiful field of daffodils pops up in the “Flowers Field”, adding a brilliant bright splash of yellow to a pristine skyline view like no other. During the summer, you’ll find thousands of sunflowers that are expected to reach full bloom in early July.  Large open fields, tree-lined streets and very minimal car traffic make this park a perfect place for outdoor activities like hammocking, frisbee tossing, dog walking, yoga and more!

Pullen Park Is A Must See

Located adjacent to the campus of North Carolina State University, between Western Blvd. and Hillsborough St., Pullen Park sits upon 66.33 incredible acres of outdoor enjoyment along with walking trails. It’s hard to image that it sits right in the middle of downtown Raleigh. Dating back to 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Gustave A. Dentzel Carousel is a must-ride. Don’t forget to snap a photo of this iconic moment.  Kids love the kiddie boats, train and pedal boats. You can pack a picnic or enjoy lunch at Pullen Place,  a café offering fresh, local and seasonal foods.

3rd On The List Is The Infamous Raleigh Rose Garden

The Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden is a landmark of the Raleigh Little Theatre campus. The garden offers a year-round display of roses, trees and perennials and is one of only three accredited rose gardens in N.C.. The grounds include 60 rose beds surrounded by an arboretum of evergreen and deciduous trees. The roses make their grand entrance in early May and continue to bloom until fall’s first frost. There are plenty of other beautiful plants to enjoy in early spring as well. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and picked up after.

There are so many beautiful parks to explore in the Triangle, but you have to start somewhere and we think 3 Raleigh parks to explore is a great place to start. It is my privilege to be able to share some of the amazing attractions in this area with you. Please feel free to reach out to me if there are any questions you have regarding Raleigh real estate or anything related to the Triangle area. We are social and would love to connect with you on Facebook and Instagram.