Chapel Hill Community Center Park

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Chapel Hill Community Center Park
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Chapel Hill Community Center Park has a fantastic playground for kids. It is large enough to keep them busy for hours and there are always kids to be found here to play with. Kids especially like the three-person spinning swing (sort of like a tire swing but made of plastic). The swing is usually in the shade, which is great on hot days. 

There is also a community center with rock climbing, indoor pool, and classes. A small rose garden is sweet too and looks beautiful in May and then again in August.
Bolin Creek Greenway starts here. At the beginning, there is a roaring creek that is lovely to hear. Unfortunately, there are large sewer vents (big cylinders) that make for a bit of a smelly walk. Also maybe there's a halfway house nearby because there are some odd people hanging around- come with a friend. Some areas along the path have beautiful overgrown tropical vegetation. The bike path leads all the way to Umstead Park near the UNC campus, except for one broken area where you have to use some stepping stones and walk a homemade ladder to get to the next part of the path.
Battle Branch Trail, a 1.5 mile dirt path, begins here and winds through gorgeous woods (confusingly called Battle Park) uphill, ending near UNC. You can run a loop by taking it, then connecting through Chapel Hill town to the Bolin Creek Trail which you can take back to Community Center Park.

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The large play area.

Tunnel slide.

Hill to run down!

Party at the picnic table.

Archway with birds.

Hanging at the swings.

Bridge to run over.

Lots of greenery.

Adorable white and red roses, in mid-May.

Rose bush hanging over a fence, with hill in background.

Roses on the fence.

Abundance of roses.

Pinks and yellows.

Rose with lychee frangrance.

Yellow roses in mid-May.

Perfect roses.

Yellow roses and bench in the background.

Orange rose with yellow flecks.

Looking along the rose garden walkway to the playground.

Roses are so sweet on a fence!

White and orange-pink.

Red roses, and hill behind.

The rose garden, from outside the fence.

Blue sky and pink roses.

Looking up at the amazing greenery on the Battle Branch Trail, a 1.5 mile dirt path that begins at Community Center Park.

Yellow flowers on the Battle Branch Trail.

Remnants of a pavilion on the Battle Branch Trail.

Yellow flowers along the path, on the Battle Branch Trail.

A rose in November.

The wonderful hill to climb!

Playground on a sunny April day.

The fun playground.

Bench like two hands.

The walk in the forest is a fun addition to your outing!


Chapel Hill Community Center Park is located at 120 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. There is plenty of parking in the lot.


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