Dowdy Park, Nags Head

4.9
#26 of 36 in Parks in Outer Banks
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • We went to Dowdy park for the weekly market but that wasn't the highlight. The highlight was the playground. There were so many activities for our kids that once they arrived at the playground my... 
    We went to Dowdy park for the weekly market but that wasn't the highlight. The highlight was the playground. There were so many activities for our kids that once they arrived at the playground my...  more »
  • What a beautiful playground - my grandson had such a great time exploring. Many different climbing and exploring options. The layout of the park was great and within walking distance of our house... 
    What a beautiful playground - my grandson had such a great time exploring. Many different climbing and exploring options. The layout of the park was great and within walking distance of our house...  more »
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  • 14 May 2021 - Long overdue update...there is now a bathroom with drinking fountains. Not nearly enough shade in my opinion, but otherwise this park is great. 25 August 2017 - I really want to give this place 5-stars, as the playground equipment is top-notch. BUT, I can't help but wonder what they were thinking with not having drinking fountains at a park like this?! There's not much shade, and considering the local climate it can get pretty hot quickly. If you forget to bring drinks, like we did, you're out of luck. Install some drinking fountains and this is easily one of the best parks / playgrounds you can find. Real restrooms would be nice too, but I can understand the maintenance costs associated with them. Although not pretty, the port-a-potties are sufficient.
  • I love this dog friendly park!!! Huge area for throwing/ kicking balls and playing catch. Nice sidewalks all around for my learning on their skateboards. Very cool playground with unique features and cool surf boards and "dunes". Great for picnics and fun for the whole family.

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